The Future of Populism

26/10/2020 - 26/10/2020

Update: John Ashmore, CapX Editor, will be hosting this event instead of Robert Colvile, CPS Director.

A key part of the political narrative over the last decade has been the rise of populism. It has manifested itself in the increased success of far-right and left parties across Europe and the world. Many argue that populism is the clearest explanation for Donald Trump’s election victory, and closer to home, the result of the 2016 EU referendum. Populism, which has proven not to be associated with one ideology only, has taken different forms over the years but the common roots of anti-establishmentism, nationalism and protectionism remain; alongside a romanticised view of the past, rather than the future.

To discuss the future of populism and what it means for the international order, the Centre for Policy Studies is delighted to welcome Thomas Frank, author of The People, No: A History of Anti-Populism and founding editor of The Baffler, and Joseph Sternberg, author of The Theft of a Decade: How the Baby Boomers Stole the Millennials’ Economic Future and editorial board member at the Wall Street Journal.

This virtual event took place on Monday 26th October at 17.00 – 18.00.