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Populist politicians on both sides of the atlantic are plundering history for persuasive purposes

Seargeant, Philip (2020) Populist politicians on both sides of the atlantic are plundering history for persuasive purposes. Democratic Audit Blog (14 Feb 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

From Brexiters citing Ancient Greek legend to Donald Trump rewriting the details of the Normandy landings, Philip Seargeant writes that contemporary politicians are constantly co-opting history for their own ends. Though they pay lip service to the idea of learning from the past, he argues that these populist leaders have little real interest in engaging with the complexities of the challenges their societies face.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2020 14:09
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2021 23:26
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/107839

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