petej + berlusconisilvio   19 "The People Are Not a Brutal and Ignorant Mass": Jacques Rancière on Populism
"Not a day goes by without the risks of populism being denounced on all sides. But it is not so easy to grasp what the word denotes. What is a populist? Despite various fluctuations of meaning, the dominant discourse seems to characterize it in terms of three essential features: a style of speech addressed directly to the people, bypassing representatives and dignitaries; the assertion that governments and ruling elites are more concerned with feathering their own nest than with the public interest; a rhetoric of identity that expresses fear and rejection of foreigners."
politics  populism  SarkozyNicolas  BerlusconiSilvio  RanciereJacques 
may 2016 by petej

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