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Michael Burleigh

Michael Burleigh

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Michael Burleigh, a senior fellow at LSE Ideas, is the author, most recently, of Populism: Before and After the Pandemic (Hurst 2021).

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  1. A Dangerous New Variant of Populism
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    A Dangerous New Variant of Populism

    Aug 10, 2021 Michael Burleigh warns that conspiracy theorists and cranks are becoming fellow travelers to anti-green constituencies.

  2. Killer Politics
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    Killer Politics

    Jun 18, 2021 Michael Burleigh considers the history of assassination, its abiding place in popular culture, and its comeback as a tactic.

  3. The Second Coming of Fascism?
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    The Second Coming of Fascism?

    Jan 3, 2019 Michael Burleigh thinks we are witnessing not the rise of new Mussolinis, but the decay of modern conservatism.

  4. Brexit vs. the Irish Question
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    Brexit vs. the Irish Question

    Nov 7, 2018 Michael Burleigh marvels at Conservative Brexiteers' utter failure to consider the future of the peace accord – or of the UK.

  5. Confronting a New Era of Anti-Semitism
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    Confronting a New Era of Anti-Semitism

    Apr 6, 2017 Michael Burleigh finds hope in World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder's efforts to combat hate worldwide.

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    Europe Needs Chinese Investment

    Dalia Marin urges European policymakers to focus on boosting FDI flows from technologically advanced economies.
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    Why Macron Is Risking an Election

    Zaki Laïdi points out that the French president has little to lose by dissolving parliament after two years of paralysis.
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    The Economic Case for Seizing Russia’s Frozen Assets to Support Ukraine

    Timothy Ash rebuts the main arguments against confiscating Russian reserves to fund Ukraine’s defense.
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    The G7 Cannot Afford to Ignore Africa

    Hakainde Hichilema

    Despite rising global tensions, the G7 remains a formidable and influential grouping, and it has a responsibility to act boldly in boosting shared prosperity. To that end, it must replenish the International Development Association, reallocate special drawing rights, and push for debt-pause clauses at this week’s summit.

    urges the group to commit to an ambitious replenishment of the International Development Association.
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    Europe Must Fight the Far-Right Surge

    Philippe Legrain

    After the far right’s gains in the European Parliament elections, mainstream parties can either sit idly by or tackle the problem head-on, as French President Emmanuel Macron seems to be doing. Calling the populists’ bluff offers the best chance of victory by showing how their radical policies could backfire.

    thinks French President Emmanuel Macron was right to challenge the National Rally by calling a snap election.
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    Investing in African Women Will Yield Outsize Returns

    Dolika Banda highlights the pivotal role female entrepreneurs can play in building the “impact economies” of the future.
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    The Real Winners of the European Election

    Sławomir Sierakowski considers who is in the strongest position after a far-right wave failed to materialize.
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    Can AI Foster a Global Consciousness?

    Jamie Metzl explains how the technology could help people incorporate a collective purpose into their traditional beliefs.
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    Getting the Global Economy Out of the Slow Lane

    Indermit Gill & M. Ayhan Kose propose ways to revive progress toward prosperity, particularly in beleaguered developing economies.

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