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SPIEGEL: Are parties becoming unnecessary?

Applebaum: No, but we have the wrong parties. The old battle between Christian Democrats and Social Democrats is now meaningless, not least because the social structures that underlay those parties, the church and the unions, have faded away. Nationalists and populists understood this change earlier; now the rest of the political world needs to understand that the political lines have been redrawn and it’s time to change.

Anne Applebaum, in: ‘Protest Is Insufficient’

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