December 18, 2013

Is Fascism Returning to Europe?

F. Finchelstein & F. Bosoer, New York Times

The Associated Press

Broadly speaking, populist movements, which tend to gain traction following the implementation of austerity measures, are an attempt to redress perceived crises of representation in government. The hallmark of Latin American populism has historically been the election by wide majorities of presidents with authoritarian tendencies, who expand social rights even as they curtail political freedoms. Euro-populism, on the other hand, generally targets immigrants and demands the disintegration of the European Union.

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TAGGED: Europe, Eurozone, Greece, Italy, France, Golden Dawn

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