The big 2018 populism discussion. We trash mainstream interpretations of populism (hiya, Cas Mudde) and debate the merits and demerits of ‘left populism’. Thatcher, Clinton and Blair are today thought of as anti-populists, but what if they demonstrate many populist features? Is our future ‘technopopulism’? And is the ‘movement of movements’ a dead end?
Plus plenty of bonus stuff: debating the 20th Century disaster; Hillary as the tragic figure of our age; and José Mourinho as right-wing populist.
Thea Riofrancos on Chantal Mouffe in n+1
Chris Bickerton on technopopulism
The Guardian’s stupid populism quiz