THE CABLE PODCAST: Why is populism popular?

Will postponing the date for Brexit change anything? Host Gregory Feifer and Transatlantic Democracy Working Group Director Susan Corke discuss the latest developments along with Sunday’s elections results in Moldova, when the pro-Moscow Socialist Party won the most votes but not enough for a majority.

Then the Brookings Institution’s Bill Galston joins Greg to talk about the nature of populism. Populist nationalist parties in Europe on the left and right have more than tripled their support in the last two decades, winning enough votes to put their leaders into the governments of 11 countries and challenging the established political order. But does that mean liberal democracy is really facing a crisis or simply experiencing part of a regular cycle?

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Guest

BILL GALSTON

Ezra K. Zilkha Chair and Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

 

Host

GREGORY FEIFER

Executive Director, Institute of Current World Affairs

Journalist, author of Russians: The People Behind the Power

 

 

The Cable is produced by Rebecca Picard.

 

 

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