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Anna Grzymala-Busse: Lessons from the rise of global populism
Russ Altman and political scientist Anna Grzymala-Busse examine populism’s roots — and how to prevent its worst tendencies.
Populism can be a powerful force in a democratic society.
But according to Anna Grzymala-Busse, a Stanford professor of political science and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, once in power populists often implement authoritarian policies that threaten the very foundations of democracy itself.
Grzymala-Busse says that the antidote to authoritarianism is to defend democratic norms, to speak out and to vote. She discusses the issue in this episode of The Future of Everything radio show with host Russ Altman.
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