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The Rise of Modern Populism – Takis S. Pappas (TED-Ed, 2020)

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TED-Ed, 2020

Dig into the political phenomenon of modern populism, how it rises, and the impact it can have on a democratic country.

In many democratic countries, charismatic leaders vilify political opponents, disparage institutions, and claim to be for the people. Some critics label this approach as authoritarian or fascist, while others argue that these leaders are manipulating voters. This style of politics goes by the name of populism. Takis S. Pappas explores the phenomenon and the lasting impact it can have on a country.

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