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The rise of populism could persist as western society and its academic Institutions fail to promote critical thought

Gkoutzioulis, Athanasios (2016) The rise of populism could persist as western society and its academic Institutions fail to promote critical thought. Euro Crisis in the Press (14 Oct 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

On the 4th of May, Donald Trump became the Republican presidential nominee while on the 23rd of June, Nigel Farage’s (and Arron Bank’s) campaign largely contributed to Brexit to the surprise of international public opinion. Trump’s or Farage’s triumph does not necessarily reflect the rise of populism or demagogy – the spectre of this has always lurked within societies to a greater or a lesser extent. It simply shows how Trump and Farage capitalized on the absence of critical thinking and the uncritical digestion of their electoral campaign messages.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/eurocrisispress/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE Euro Crisis in the Press Blog
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 12:08
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2019 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/77645

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