Peter Herrmann: Moving forward against the fallback

The fundamental first question is if we can still speak of a political left and right. And a definitive affirmation is underlying the main argument of the following. The reason for raising this issue is not the general ‘totalitarianism doctrine’ but its specific resurgence based on the view of both, left and right, being populist-authoritarian – as such,  More Continue reading Peter Herrmann: Moving forward against the fallback

Four theses for the discussion

  1. “Right populism” is a misleading term because it confuses “populism” as a communication technique aiming at influencing, activating and organising individuals and collective agents in contemporary societies with the notion of an extreme right wing policy. Trump and May and Orban and Co. should also be analysed in this double perspective.

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Political Economy of Right Wing Populismus November 8/9th 2017

Political economy of „right wing populism“ –  working on strategies for to dealing with it

While the political and scholarly mainstream, when referring to Brexit and to Trump and Orban and Co., is discussing about a possible “end of globalisation” or about an “anti-modern backlash against globalisation”, a new kind of blackmail is brought to bear upon working people, upon poor people, upon people in precarious living conditions, as well as upon the political left wing and upon the ecologists (again, especially upon the ecological left wing).

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Marica Frangakis: The Multiple Meanings of EU Exit and Their Implications for the Future of Europe

A significant change has taken place in the EU state of affairs in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, which morphed into a debt crisis in the Eurozone. What was thus far unthinkable became a possibility.  The exit of a member state from the Union came to be contemplated, speculated and acted upon. More 

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Jan Toporowski: Heads we Lose, Tails They Win: A Short Guide to Leaving the European Union *

According to the old music-hall song, ‘everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die’. Much the same is true of the British government that has now found itself accidentally (because it happened without any of the usual policy-making preliminaries that are supposed More