Right-Wing Populism

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The Victory of Rage: AfD Sets its Sights on German Parliament

The Victory of Rage: AfD Sets its Sights on German Parliament

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 13, 2017

Even as Chancellor Angela Merkel seems set to win her fourth term, the German campaign has been characterized in some towns by rage and hatred. The right-wing populist AfD is also expecting Election Day success, and it will change German political debate. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Germany for Germans: U.S. Ad Agency Boosts Right-Wing Populist AfD

Germany for Germans: U.S. Ad Agency Boosts Right-Wing Populist AfD

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 30, 2017

To boost its online election campaign, the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany party has turned to a Texas-based advertising agency for help. The company has worked with Donald Trump. By Melanie Amann more... Comment ]


Hipster Extremists: The Alt-Right Movement Behind Trump's Presidency

Hipster Extremists: The Alt-Right Movement Behind Trump's Presidency

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 14, 2017

They helped him get elected, and now the alt-right movement is flourishing under Donald Trump's presidency. Their recipe: racism, Islamophobia, sexism and chauvinism packaged in a hypocritical veneer of hipster cool. By Philipp Oehmke more... Comment ]

Right-Wing Populist Doldrums: Germany's AfD Limps into Election Campaign

Right-Wing Populist Doldrums: Germany's AfD Limps into Election Campaign

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 09, 2017

Following months of ballot box success, the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany party is suddenly sliding. And more bad news may be on the horizon. The party is hoping for a resurgence of the refugee crisis, but even that might not be enough. By Severin Weiland more... Comment ]


The New Face of the AfD: How Far to the Right Is Alice Weidel?

The New Face of the AfD: How Far to the Right Is Alice Weidel?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 04, 2017

The lead candidate for the Alternative for Germany in this fall's parliamentary elections doesn't have a resume typical of a right-wing populist. She has worked for Goldman Sachs and lives as an openly gay woman. How will her cosmopolitan background jibe with the party's nationalist message? By Melanie Amann and Sven Becker more... Comment ]

Macron vs. Le Pen: A New Political Reality for France

Macron vs. Le Pen: A New Political Reality for France

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 24, 2017

Never before in the six-decade history of the Fifth Republic have French voters so thoroughly rejected establishment parties. In this new political reality, only one thing is certain: There are no certainties. A Commentary by Julia Amalia Heyer in Paris more... Comment ]


The Face of AfD: Frauke Petry's Turbulent Path to the Right

The Face of AfD: Frauke Petry's Turbulent Path to the Right

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 13, 2017

As the head of the Alternative for Germany, Frauke Petry hopes to bring the right-wing populist party into the German parliament for the first time. How did an East German chemist and entrepreneur with a pastor for a husband turn into one of the country's most-hated people? By Alexander Osang more... Comment ]

Resisting the Siren Song: Stopping the Advance of the Right-Wing Populists

Resisting the Siren Song: Stopping the Advance of the Right-Wing Populists

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 21, 2017

The recent election in the Netherlands has sparked hope that the march of the right-wing populists has been halted. But it's important that populism be answered with democratic confidence rather than misguided imitation. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Ullrich Fichtner more... Comment ]


A Triumph of Reason: Dutch Election Slows Europe's Populists

A Triumph of Reason: Dutch Election Slows Europe's Populists

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 16, 2017

Prime Minister Mark Rutte has decisively won the Dutch national election, with right-wing populist Geert Wilders trailing far behind. The incumbent leader played the country's tensions with Turkey to his own advantage -- his victory is good news for Europe. An Analysis by Claus Hecking more... Comment ]

Fallow Ground: A City of Workers Turns to Wilders

Fallow Ground: A City of Workers Turns to Wilders

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 14, 2017

The city of Almere, once crafted as a Dutch utopia on land reclaimed from the sea, used to be a center-left stronghold. Now, though, as voters in the Netherlands go to the polls on Wednesday, the town's support is behind right-wing populist Geert Wilders. What changed? By Alexander Smoltczyk in Almere, The Netherlands more... Comment ]