Right-Wing Populism

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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 ]

Democracy in Europe: EU Commissioner Pushes for Hard Line on Poland

Democracy in Europe: EU Commissioner Pushes for Hard Line on Poland

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 07, 2017

The EU has been unable to find an effective lever to combat the flouting of democratic values in Poland and Hungary. In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, Justice Commissioner Vera Jourová proposes cutting funding to the countries. By Markus Becker more... Comment ]


The Dutch Donald: Geert Wilders Rides Populism Wave

The Dutch Donald: Geert Wilders Rides Populism Wave

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 06, 2017

With Dutch parliamentary elections approaching in mid-March, right-wing populist Geert Wilders is hopeful he can emerge on top. Already, he has managed to push other parties further to the right. By Claus Hecking more... Comment ]

'Geert Peddles Illusions': Dutch Populist's Brother Speaks Out

'Geert Peddles Illusions': Dutch Populist's Brother Speaks Out

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 01, 2017

Geert Wilders routinely incites against Muslims and immigrants to court voters. In an interview, Paul Wilders explains how his brother became an Islamophobe and how he lives -- in hiding, with security and under constant fear of death threats. Interview Conducted By Claus Hecking more... Comment ]


The Greater Evil: France's Bumbling Search for a Candidate to Stop Le Pen

The Greater Evil: France's Bumbling Search for a Candidate to Stop Le Pen

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 10, 2017

In the race for the French presidency, one candidate after the other has stumbled. Conservative François Fillon's campaign is the latest to come undone after reports of financial irregularities involving his wife. Who will be the one to stand up to Marine Le Pen? By Ullrich Fichtner more... Comment ]

Historian Anne Applebaum on Trump: 'Protest Is Insufficient'

Historian Anne Applebaum on Trump: 'Protest Is Insufficient'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 20, 2017

In a SPIEGEL interview, Pulitzer-winning writer and historian Anne Applebaum talks about what the rise of Donald Trump means for Europe, what the future holds for NATO and whether democracy can survive the rise of right-wing populism. Interview Conducted by Christoph Scheuermann and Gordon Repinski more... Comment ]


A Known 'Threat': Why Did Germany Fail to Stop Terrorist?

A Known 'Threat': Why Did Germany Fail to Stop Terrorist?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 05, 2017

German authorities identified Anis Amri as a potential terrorist threat months ago. How did they fail to stop him from committing his deadly attack? These government failures are likely to haunt the country for months to come. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Terror in Berlin: How the Attack Has Changed the Country

Terror in Berlin: How the Attack Has Changed the Country

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 23, 2016

Terror attacks bring people together. That, at least, is what used to happen. But the attack in Berlin has followed a different script, with the gap between those content to wait for the facts and those eager to score political points now wider than ever before. A look back at 48 hours that changed the country. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]