Posts tagged Beppe Grillo
What is populism?

In this period of political instability and Trump leading the US, the words ‘populist’ and ‘populism’, are increasingly used. But what actually is populism and why is it bad for democracy? Our recent trip to Italy, where we came across the Five Star Movement, got me wondering. How do you tell apart a progressive political movement, which pledges to reform policy and overhaul the political system for the benefit of the people, and a populist?

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