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Moisés Naím and populism: the ultimate seduction of power

2022-09-29T16:48:03.485Z

SEEN FROM ELSEWHERE - In his new essay, the great political scientist analyzes the "three Ps" by which autocracies conquer consensus: populism, polarization and post-truth.



By Paolo Garimberti

(La Repubblica)

The European Parliament has described Viktor Orban's Hungary as an “

 electoral autocracy 

”.

A classification into which many other countries fall, scattered over the different continents: Venezuela of Hugo Chávez, the Philippines of Rodrigo Duterte, India of Narendra Modi, Brazil of Jair Bolsonaro, El Salvador of Nayib Bukele, Turkey of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Egypt of Abdel Fattah al-Sissi and, according to some, even the United States of Donald Trump.

Read alsoPolitics: Rome and Stockholm invent “post-populism”

 Unconventional leaders who observed the decay of traditional power and understood that a radically new approach could open the door to previously untapped opportunities 

,” writes Moisés Naím in his latest book.

And they did it by making the most of the 3P strategy: populism, polarization and post-truth.

His latest essay, Moisés Naím – renowned journalist and political scientist who ran and relaunched

Foreign Policy

magazine , and has…

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