Third event from Interact MCR
Populism – Friend or Foe?
Recently much has been made of the rise in so called populist movements across the globe. From Donald Trump’s improbable rise to power in the United States to the electoral eruption of Syriza and Podemos in Europe and even the Brexit vote here on these shores. Populism appears to be shaping the political future of our world. Is this something to be embraced or an ill advised slide towards a more sinister chapter in our political history?
Could it be that populism is simply a mass call to arms, the truest form of democracy? Maybe such movements are necessary to shake up out of touch political elites and stand up for the little guy.
Or is all this talk of silent majorities merely the work of demagogues, exploiting divisions in society for their own ends?
Perhaps the answer lies somewhere in-between but whatever your perspective come, take a peak over the parapet, and join us on the 24th of May at Texture in Manchester’s Northern Quarter to interact and explore the opportunities and dangers of today’s populist movements.