Whither Populism?

Some populist movements might be faltering. But what will take their place?

Whither populism? On that question rests the future of the West. If populism becomes ascendant on both sides of the Atlantic, it will kill the vision of “the West” that Americans and Europeans have promoted since 1945 as a community of nations based on free trade, rule of law, mutual defense, democracy, and human rights. That vision has delivered the longest stretch of peace and prosperity that the West has ever known, yet today it is under assault from both the far left and the far right, with the two extremes often sounding interchangeable in their contempt for “globalism” and free trade, their repudiation of international institutions, and their admiration for the strongman model propagated by the likes of Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping.

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