#28 – Is Transnationalism the Answer to Defeating Far-Right Authoritarianism? w/ Daphne Büllesbach
Borders define our world, for good and bad. Far-right authoritarian leaders and political parties increasingly use borders as a weapon to further their own quest for power.
Unfortunately, progressive responses have verged on outright adoption of that frame, delineating groups as friend and enemy based on where they were born. Results show adopting these ideas tend to help far-right parties.
My guest Daphne Büllesbach from European Alternatives believes the transnationalism is the answer to far-right authoritarianism. We explore what this means in the context of Europe, whether it’s possible and what transnationalism looks like in practice. We also discuss the upcoming European elections and the chances for a progressive alternative.