“Populism” has become a favored expression in dealing with contemporary politics. We are told that “populism” refers to a political strategy calculated to address the felt needs of the general population as distinct from, and usually opposed to, the settled preferences of the “establishment”. Donald J. Trump, who became President of the United States in 2016, was accused by the media and political opponents of being “fascist” and/or “populist”. This essay suggests searching for traces of populism and fascism in other political realities rather than in Trump’s politics.
Keywords: Trump, populism, fascism, Putin, China.
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