National Populism

National Populism

The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy

Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy, A Pelican Book, written by Roger Eatwell and Matthew Goodwin and read by Matthew Goodwin.

A crucial new guide to one of the most urgent political phenomena of our time: the rise of national populism


Across the West, there is a rising tide of people who feel excluded, alienated from mainstream politics, and increasingly hostile towards minorities, immigrants and neo-liberal economics. Many of these voters are turning to national populist movements, which have begun to change the face of Western liberal democracy, from the United States to France, Austria to the UK.

This radical turn, we are told, is a last howl of rage from an aging electorate on the verge of extinction. Their leaders are fascistic and their politics anti-democratic; their existence a side-show to liberal democracy. But this version of events, as Roger Eatwell and Matthew Goodwin show, could not be further from the truth.

Written by two of the foremost experts on fascism and the rise of national populism, this lucid and deeply-researched book is a vital guide to our transformed political landscape. Challenging conventional wisdoms, Eatwell and Goodwin make a compelling case for serious, respectful engagement with the supporters and ideas of national populism - not least because it is a tide that won't be stemmed anytime soon.

Reviews

  • Compelling ... Eatwell and Goodwin do a good job of demolishing lazy stereotypes about Trump and Brexit supporters being almost exclusively white and old ... Measured and insightful
    Sunday Telegraph

About the authors

Roger Eatwell

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Matthew Goodwin

Matthew J. Goodwin is Professor of Politics at the University of Kent. He has published four books, including the Sunday Times bestseller National Populism. He writes regularly for media including The Sunday Times, Financial Times and New York Times, and has advised more than 200 organisations on issues relating to politics. He lives in London.
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