President Trump has decided to remove Steve Bannon as White House chief strategist. Bannon helped fuel Trump's dizzying rise to the presidency with populist nationalist ideas that left many critics questioning Bannon's fitness to work as a top administration official. More, on CNBC.com and the link in bio.
Is the West witnessing a huge political upheaval? As if overnight, many Democrats revolted and passionately backed a socialist named #Bernie Sanders; the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (#brexit); the vituperative billionaire Donald #Trump became the #presidential nominee of the Republican Party; and a slew of rebellious parties continued to win election after election in countries like #Switzerland, #Norway, #Italy, #Austria, and #Greece. John B. Judis, one of America’s most respected political analysts, tells us why we need to learn about the #populist movement that began in the U.S. in the 1890s, the politics of which have recurred on both sides of the Atlantic ever since. Populism, on both the #right and the #left, champions the people against an establishment, based on issues—#globalization, #freetrade, #immigration—on which there has been a strong elite consensus, but also an even stronger mass discontent that is now breaking out into the open. The political system is only just beginning what will be a long-running and highly consequential readjustment. Based on extensive travels in the U.S., #Spain, #France, and #Denmark, and on interviews with political experts across the Atlantic, THE POPULIST EXPLOSION is essential reading for anyone hoping to grasp the forces that are altering the course of #history, written by a brilliant observer who has long seen the change coming. (See the whole picture at @ColumbiaGR)