People like Donald Trump and his right-wing populist ilk are easy to condemn, as they should be. They are so utterly at odds with the modern world, and it is obvious than sooner or later they will become irrelevant.
The same should go for their left-wing counterparts; for every Trump and Bolsonaro, there are extremists at the other end of the political spectrum.
Continue reading Beware extreme populists on all sides
For years, extremists and populists of every ilk have enjoyed quite unprecedented levels of power and influence, at least in traditional liberal democracies.
Joe Biden’s victory in the US is a step in the right direction, but lessons must be learned. Otherwise, free societies will struggle.
Below is a timely intervention and some prescient advice. Anyone with even a passing interest in politics should read this article.
Continue reading Liberalism must reinvent itself and conquer extremism
It is impossible to overestimate the importance of this week’s European elections. They are likely to be “the most consequential parliamentary vote in EU’s history” (ECFR).
Continue reading Let us unite against extremists!