Populism

TOPSHOT - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally on March 13, 2016 in Boca Raton, Florida. Primary voters head to the polls on March 15th in Florida. / AFP / RHONA WISE (Photo credit should read RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images)

Gregor — The Myth of Trump’s ‘Fascism’: Leading Professor Explains Trump’s Populism, Nationalism

“Populism” has become a favored expression in dealing with contemporary politics. Like many of the terms employed by political journalists, it has no specific definition. Thus we are informed that V. I. Lenin, Benito Mussolini, and Adolf Hitler all were “populists”—as were Mao Zedong, Fidel Castro, and Pol Pot. And we are now told that the current president of the United States, as a populist, is somehow a member of such a list. But what is the supporting analysis for such a claim?

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14: Michael Moore attends the European Premiere 'Fahrenheit 11/9' at the 62nd BFI London Film Festival on October 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI)

Michael Moore: We’re ‘in the Last Days of Democracy as We Know It’

Left-wing documentary filmmaker Michael Moore warned an audience in Italy this weekend that the United States and other Western states could be in their “last days of democracy,” a reality he blames on the Democratic Party’s failure to abolish the electoral college after the 2000 presidential election.