Some Pundits Think the Solution to Right-Wing Populism Is Less Democracy
Publisher: Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting
Date Written: 08/07/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX19649
The core orthodoxies of neoliberalism are under attack by populist forces, and commentators are scrambling for a response. Some are suggesting more left-wing red meat. Others, a moment of self-reflection. But a number of pundits are doing that most noxious of political commentary pastimes -- equating right and left responses to the failures of globalization and advocating that "elites" should fight back against the forces of inconvenient democracy.