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Populism news and analysis from The Nation
February 3, 2023
The GOP’s Phony Class War
Racist resentment plus plutocratic economics don’t equal a “working-class party.”
January 11, 2023
Argentina’s World Cup Hangover
After its thrilling victory on the world stage, the nation of Maradona and Messi gazes into the political abyss.
December 16, 2022
One-and-a-Half Cheers for Comrade Josh Hawley
The Missouri Republican’s attack on Biden and corporate Democrats for stopping railway workers from striking was on-target. But if he really wants to get on the workers’ side of history, he’ll have to do more than just talk.
December 6, 2022
Sarah Palin Is a Faux Populist. Alaskans Chose the Authentic One.
Voters saw that Palin was in it for herself, while Democrat Mary Peltola was the real deal.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 23, 2022
How American Exceptionalism Fueled Global Authoritarian Nationalism
Even as the West unites against the Russia that Putin built, it finds itself fighting homegrown variants of authoritarian exceptionalism, from Trump to Orbán.
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August 5, 2022
The January 6 Hearings Are Not Going to Save Us
Liberals don’t seem to have learned much from the failures of James Comey and Robert Mueller to take down Trump.
April 14, 2022
Turning Theory Into Art
Anna Ostoya transforms Chantal Mouffe’s writing into collages, with the hope of making her ideas more available to the masses.
Jonah Goldman Kay
February 28, 2022
What Is Fueling Our Century’s Global “Disorder”?
A conversation with historian Helen Thompson about the changes in energy consumption and monetary policy that set the table for today’s geopolitical instability.
January 10, 2022
When Will David Brooks Admit That Conservatism Paved the Way for Trump?
New York Times
columnist’s nostalgia whitewashes a nastier and much more consequential history.
September 14, 2021
Germany’s Secret Success: Turning Immigration Into a Nonissue
Despite predictions of electoral disaster, Angela Merkel’s decision to admit 1.7 million asylum seekers has become politically popular.