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Populist psychology: How class division empowers autocratic leaders

Michele Gelfand is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. Gelfand uses field, experimental, computational, and neuroscience methods to understand the ... read more

Populism and the People

It would be a mistake to homogenise what are, after all, fundamentally different national trajectories: the causes of the rise of right-wing populism ... leader of a spontaneous grassroots movement of ... read more

Muslims against Islamism

The Quilliam Foundation released a translation of an Arabic document, released by a Libyan ISIS leader ... populist movements, such as the Muslim Brotherhood, that they helped foster. There were ... read more

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Trump arouses anger, yes, but also fear—fear about whether our institutions can survive a leader who praises ... Trump can fairly be called a populist, his policies make clear that he is a phony ... read more

The chaos still haunting China

Noting that Red Guards at the university demanded that class enemies should be cut “into a thousand ... It was referenced repeatedly during the rise and fall of Bo Xilai, the populist leader who fell ... read more

America Is Living James Madison’s Nightmare

After the Revolutionary War, he had observed in Massachusetts “a rage for paper money, for abolition of debts, for an equal division of property.” That populist rage had led ... chairs and making it ... read more

Pakistan: A Political History

By asserting that the Indian Muslims were a nation, not a minority, the Muslim League and its leader, Mohammad Ali Jinnah ... Congress's refusal to interpret partition as a division of India between ... read more

Hugo Chávez's Andean Offensive

Exploiting the U.S. leadership and media's preoccupation ... Chávez--may be to seek the riskier track of class and ethnic confrontation with Bolivia's opposition. Ecuador: Slouching toward Populist ... read more

Improving Development Aid Design and Evaluation: Plan for Sailboats, Not Trains

The development field increasingly looks to sophisticated metrics to measure impact. Simultaneously, practitioners are recognizing that most development programs must engage with politics and policy. ... read more

Rage Against the Elites

With the advantage of hindsight, four recent books bring to bear diverse perspectives on the West’s current populist moment. Taken together, they help us to understand what that moment is and how it ... read more

Notes On Angelo Codevilla’s Revolution

Regardless of who won the election, its sentiments’ growing “volume and intensity” would empower politicians on all sides sure ... Writing in Quillette, Matthew Blackwell analyzes “the psychology of ... read more



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