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Dec 7, 2023Liked by Michael F. Bird

Good thoughts! The point about populism is good as we foreget populism is simply a style of politics that can employed in non-exclusionary and non-right wing ways. Good examples are Canadain PM John Diefenbaker and Bernie Sanders respectivly. Another point some discourse about politics can ignore the real problmes that led to this current phenomena. John Gray had a quip that goes like, "Populism is a cover for the failings of the political centre" or something like that.

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