Populism | Views From Two Perspectives

With morning coffee in hand, this seemed a good way to start my day. What follows is a discussion of the rise of populism as seen by two people from the U.S. and U.K. It provided a lot of insights. I understand better what the term means and how it manifests in the political theaters of Europe and the U.S.

Nick Clegg and Jonathan Haidt appeared at Emmanuel Centre in London on 21 November 2016. The group Intelligence Squared hosted their discussion. They spoke for about 45 minutes and then took questions for another 45 minutes.

5 thoughts on “Populism | Views From Two Perspectives

  1. Theorists forget freedom and individual thought. That’s what screws up prediction. It always pisses off academics, politicians and the upper class and it’s the only thing the masses have over them.

  2. GEEZ!!! The lying isn’t a new thing by far. Been going on for thousands of years. I have been watching way to many documentaries about the past, present and future. The Annuniki, Sumerian Tablets, Nibiru (Planet X. which isn’t the only planet now in our solar system!), and so on… How the government will explain Planet X and keeping the population in the dark is going to be very interesting. But then again, what if that is a lie, too, and there is no Planet X.

    • Yes, lying is a common trait in humans. As you say, it isn’t new. It seems more abundant today.

      As to Planet X, I doubt if we will see it, if it exists, in our lifetimes. I’m going to carry on normally. Some models suggest it might be present. Some groups claim it exists and will destroy Earth this year. There is no evidence to confirm it exists.

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