A woman sweeps outside her shack in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. South Africa is among the most unequal societies in the world.
Rethinking capitalism requires that the primary focus should be on the distribution of economic power as the potential leading causal factor driving inequality.
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A new interdisciplinary study provides a grim warning to dictators and despots, and even leaders in democracies. Curbing press freedoms may irreversibly damage the economy.
Hundreds of Namibians protested against growing gender-based violence in October 2020. The Afrikaans wording on the placard says ‘We are tired’.
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The legitimacy of SWAPO, the former liberation movement that has governed since 1990, has been eroded amid growing corruption and a deepening economic crisis.
Is Sen. Marco Rubio, espousing a polished populism, the future of the GOP?
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Donald Trump's ticket to the White House was a coarse version of populism. Will his successors in the GOP be different – or simply present a more polished version of his antagonistic rhetoric?
Rioters clash with police as they try to enter the Capitol building.
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The whole world saw the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol. How will the textbooks read by America's students describe what took place?
White supremacists clash with police in Charlottesville in 2017.
Despite moments of hope, worries about the present and fears that the future may be even worse have been rising for decades. What can geopolitics teach us about the global impact of fear?
President-elect Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 pandemic in Wilmington, Del., on Jan. 14, 2021.
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The debate about the U.S. Electoral College pits those who think the president should be chosen via popular vote versus those who believe the interests of small and large states must be balanced.
Australia has its own populist tradition. Unlike the US, it is about protecting Australians from the outside world, not asserting their liberties.
On January 6, 2021, Donald Trump addressed his supporters in Washington. Shortly afterwards, thousands of them will forcibly enter the Capitol.
In his January 6 speech in Washington DC, Donald Trump urged his supporters to force their way onto Capitol Hill, is a perfect compendium of his inflammatory populist rhetoric.
Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in the Korean demilitarized zone in June 2019.
Donald Trump avoided a major crisis with North Korea. But the North Korean nuclear issue remains unresolved as the country continues to develop its nuclear and ballistic capabilities.
Trump supporters face off against counterprotesters at the Million MAGA March in Washington on Nov. 14, 2020.
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Donald Trump has been a populist president. Understanding populism's roots in the US and elsewhere is essential for addressing its rise and threat to democracy.
More than 30% of Latinos voted for Trump in the recent elections – a significant result, but not a breakthrough by any stretch, and it can be explained by several factors.
Rudy Giuliani, lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks on Nov. 19 at a news conference about lawsuits related to the presidential election.
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President Trump's populist control of his party didn't extend to control in courtrooms where he challenged election results. That's where the rules of politics met the rules of law, and politics lost.
U.S. President Donald Trump greets Russian President Vladimir Putin during their bilateral meeting in Osaka, Japan, June, 28, 2019.
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Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump has exposed the fragility of democratic institutions, mirroring a global trend in authoritarianism, and that will have a lasting effect on the United States.
Biden says his Cabinet picks will help him restore American leadership in the world.
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President-elect Biden hopes to restore America's global leadership on issues like trade, but populists in both parties may make his job a lot harder.
President George Washington aimed to unify the country with his first Thanksgiving message.
For his first presidential Thanksgiving, George Washington aimed to pull his country together in the face of the many internal divisions that could yank it apart.
Donald Trump may be on the way out, but 'Trumpism' will remain a political force. Could it ever take hold in New Zealand?
Donald Trump in the Oval Office, September 17, 2020.
If there's not a clear winner of the November 3 election and the current president refuses to leave office, here are six scenarios that could play out.
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Populists leaders are supposed to use simpler language than their opponents. A comprehensive study shows this is not always the case.
Small-scale farming creates more jobs in South Africa.This one is in Soweto, Johannesburg.
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The new initiative reproduces the core weaknesses of post-apartheid state land and agricultural policy. These have done little to improve the livelihoods of the poor.