Why Europe should worry about rising Dutch populist Thierry Baudet

His party dresses a racist, authoritarian project in centre-right and middle-class clothing.

The Netherlands is no stranger to populist politics. The Low Countries experienced the same universal factors that tend to foster populism across the developed world – deindustrialisation, a neoliberal consensus, social fragmentation, migration, and backlash to the 1968 social revolutions. Its electoral system has no legal threshold for parliamentary representation, while the fragmented party system allows populists to both condemn the “cartel” of coalition parties and play a...
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2019-05-22 14:32
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