Donald Trump poses with Bible at a moment of national crisis.
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In appearing with Bible in hand at the time of crisis, Trump is signaling his position as defender of traditional values, while 'othering' detractors. Russia's Putin and India's Modi have done similar things.
Closing the door on another presidential run.
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Bernie Sanders is the antithesis of a political showman who says one thing today, another tomorrow. Perhaps, in the end, that was his undoing.
Populist leaders can be a liability. Their optimistic bias and complacency, ambiguity, and ignorance of science undermine crisis management and put all at risk.
Members of far right group Generation Identitaire march in Paris in November 2019.
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The audio version of a long-read article on how we're living through the latest battle in a 300-year long ideological war over the meaning of humanity itself.
Withe the impeachment vote passing the House of Representatives, Donald Trump will now face a trial in the Senate.
In the Trump era, one crisis – even one as grave as impeachment – is simply replaced by another. In more tranquil times such crises may spell the end of a presidency – but not so in the age of Trump.
A full 70% of the American public agreed that the US should maintain an active footprint across the globe.
Good economic times have allowed us to become complacent, meaning conditions are ripe.
It's been 27 years since our last recession. Conditions are ripe for a populist revolt when the next one arrives.
Thanks to current right-wing populists, people are conflating right wing ideologies such as being anti-migrant with populism.
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Everyone seems to be talking about populism. But if it is to appeal to ordinary people, why is often framed as a negative thing?
U.S. President Donald Trump is seen here arguing with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in the Oval Office of the White House, who are off-camera.
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To defeat Trumpism and movements like it, we can be either be part of the problem or part of the solution. Contemplative resistance that reflects on our own collective dysfunction is necessary.
Viktor Orban and Matteo Salvini, two of Europe’s best known ‘populist’ leaders.
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It's a slippery concept but academics have reached agreement on some of its fundamental elements.
From moon landing to space arms race.
Trunp's new policy could lead to the militarisation of outer space and the beginning of a new space arms race.
Populists like Donald Trump have used Twitter to his enormous political advantage. But the popular social media platform is failing to bring to heel the bots and fake accounts that can and have interfered with democracy.
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Bots and fake accounts on Twitter helped sway the U.S. presidential election in 2016. Here's how the social media platform has purportedly tried, and failed, to combat threats to democracy.
SAP CEO Bill McDermott and Siemens chief Joe Kaeser flank Trump as they praise him for his tax cut.
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The billionaires, business leaders and other elites who gathered in Davos praised the president's policies, yet research on the politics of economic growth suggests it's too soon to celebrate.