Left or Right? Still crucial

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Though the rhetoric of various populists can sound remarkably similar, in his regular column for Project Syndicate Jan-Werner Mueller asks ‘What’s Left of the Populist Left?’ Summarising as others have done, he notes that

… populists of both the left and the right present themselves as the sole representatives of a homogeneous, virtuous, and hard-working people. They depict all other contenders for power as corrupt, and all citizens who do not support them as traitors. Their politics is not just anti-elitist, but also anti-pluralist.

Jan-Werner Mueller

Mueller goes on to point out key claims of the populist left – read the full article.