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Yuriy Gorodnichenko

Yuriy Gorodnichenko

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Yuriy Gorodnichenko is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.

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    The Cure for Demagogic Populism

    Michael Lind

    Demagogues such as US President Donald Trump emerge when conventional politicians and party establishments ignore large groups of a country’s population. The best way to counter them is to incorporate alienated constituencies into mainstream politics and address their legitimate grievances.

    argues that a disease of representative democracy can be treated only by making democracy more representative.
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  2. stanley3_SERGIO LIMAAFP via Getty Images_bolsonaro covid protest Sergio Lima/AFP via Getty Images

    A COVID Genocide in the Americas?

    Federico Finchelstein & Jason Stanley

    Just as political leaders like Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro have forced a reckoning about the historical persistence of fascist politics, so have their disastrous responses to the COVID-19 pandemic renewed the relevance of the concept of genocide. How else are we to come to grips with so many culpably avoidable deaths?

    call for a debate on the historical and moral implications of the Brazilian and US pandemic responses.
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