Quote of the Day | 0109

What is much more problematic for European democracies, particularly in the long run, is the imitation of populist discourse, particularly when not combined with an implementation of populist policies. And this is exactly what we are experiencing in Europe today. While mainstream political parties may not imitate populist parties in their policies, mainstream politicians do imitate populist politicians in their rhetoric, and not only during election campaigns. […]

Cas Mudde, ‘Jean-Claude Juncker
and the populist Zeitgeist in European politics’

[x]#11620 fan vrijdag 9 januari 2015 @ 12:58:39