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Populism news and analysis from The Nation
January 25, 2021
We Balk at ‘Law and Order,’ but Democracy Needs the Rule of Law
The preservation of our liberties has always depended more on habit than on compulsion.
October 30, 2020
Donald Trump, Choker in Chief
The strange disappearance of Trump’s populist message.
August 25, 2020
How Trump Betrays the Working People Who Elected Him
The president is trying to con his supporters once more.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
August 24, 2020
Eric Posner’s Democracy for the Few
A conservative gadfly joins “the Resistance.”
August 13, 2020
Fighting for Vote-by-Mail: Pramila Jayapal
Plus Tom Frank on Trump, Biden, and “populism.”
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November 18, 2019
Bolivia’s Coup Is Still Happening
Everything you wanted to know about Bolivian politics, but were afraid to ask.
October 29, 2019
Argentina Can’t Quit Peronismo
With the election of President Alberto Fernández and VP Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the country is experiencing a populist-nationalist throwback.
October 25, 2019
Bolivian Ballot Boxes Are Burning
A fraught standoff between incumbent Evo Morales and his centrist opponent Carlos Mesa reveals deep popular mistrust in the Bolivian democratic process.
September 12, 2019
The Meritocracy Is Making Us Miserable
Daniel Markovits explains to
how elite education is destroying the middle class and exacerbating inequality.
July 31, 2019
Will Spain Follow Europe’s Right-Wing Populist Trend?
The left’s failure last week to form a coalition reflects deep distrust between the Socialists and their rival, Unidas Podemos—and the right is elated.