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Author: Claude Forthomme - Senior Editor

Populists make empty promises. They exploit people’s discontent, raise expectations but cannot deliver solutions. They claim to represent the “will of the people”. Yet they spread lies and accuse leaders of other parties, particularly progressive ones, to be the root

When you watch a terrifying or heartbreaking documentary, are you moved to do something more than just "share" the news on Twitter and Instagram? Participant Media is trying to discover what films work on the people's social conscience and what films

(article updated 11 December 2018, following Macron's speech to the nation on 10 December and 7 January 2019 after the increase in violence) "He deserves to have his head chopped off, symbolically," said Claudio, a 47 year-old mason and father of

Trump is the face of populism in America and the midterms have shown that a Democratic “blue wave” could stop and even defeat it. How about populism in Europe? After the traditional parties on the left collapsed and the center

How will the future play out? Will Europe follow America’s example and sink into nationalist populism that will inevitably tear apart the European Union and open the way to Trump’s divide-and-conquer America First strategy? Will America’s trade war with China

Previous articles about why populism is dangerous have addressed the issue of austerity (here), the public health crisis (here),  the false “migrant crisis” (here), and the propensity for war (here). This article explores Trump’s midterms strategy to drive voters to

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