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Populism news and analysis from The Nation
April 3, 2017
Donald Trump’s Election Was Part of a Startling Global Trend in 2016
Around the world, violent populism is on the rise.
February 21, 2017
Why the Dutch Are Drawn to Right-Wing Populist Geert Wilders
He’s among the most radical of the new-right politicians in Europe—and he’s poised to win the March elections.
January 24, 2017
Why Trump’s Con Can’t Last Forever
Trump has shown himself a master at populist stunts, but it won’t be long before working people catch on to his game.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
January 6, 2017
Donald Trump Is Not Too Big to Fail
His victory illustrates the weakness of the Republican Party, not its strength. And despite his braggadocio, he’s vulnerable.
December 20, 2016
Sham Populism, Shameless Plutocracy
Almost every legitimate function of the federal government could be subverted by Trump’s wrecking crew.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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December 15, 2016
America in Populist Times: An Interview With Chantal Mouffe
One of the preeminent theorists on democracy, social movements, and populism, her work was an inspiration to Podemos in Spain and Syriza in Greece.
December 14, 2016
A Lesson on How to Unite Across Race and Class From… the Teamsters
A recent Teamsters election shows how a progressive-populist platform can win across the working class.
Moshe Z. Marvit
December 6, 2016
This Fratricidal War of Ours: A Referendum Divides the Italian Left
The left seemed to have been infected by the mad-dog rhetoric of Beppe Grillo of the Five Star Movement.
November 15, 2016
When Liberal Elites Spurn Populism, Trump Happens
Denied a populism from the left, millions of Americans picked the one from the right.
November 14, 2016
Donald Trump Dredged Up His Cabinet From the Bottom of the Conservative Swamp
Reince Priebus heads a lineup of familiar right-wing faces, including Kris Kobach, Sarah Palin, Joe Arpaio, and Ken Blackwell.