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Stephen Harper’s Bad Populism Take

November 22, 2018

Stephen Harper's analysis of populism is very, very wrong.

Just Taylor on this one, as Geoff languishes in a Budapest prison (probably). I dig into Stephen Harper’s interview with Ben Shapiro on the difference between right-wing and left-wing populism. No surprise that I don’t share his view that Bernie Sanders, not Donald Trump, is the real threat to democracy. Then pollster Frank Graves shares his analysis of populism in the Canadian context, and what forces are driving this growing political ideology.