Populists have recently started coming to power in major democratic countries. They haven’t done anything truly frightening yet, but they talk about puling the whole temple down. They are hostile to international institutions, to alliances, to free trade, to regional organizations like the EU, to all the familiar political furniture of the past 50-75 years. What’s to come in the years ahead and what impact will it have? Are we all doomed?
Gwynne Dyer is a historian and independent journalist, has published multiple books and has had his articles widely syndicated for many years. Dyer’s latest book, Surviving the Populist Wave, will be published in December 2017.