Tag: populism

Human progress and how we might blow it (Jonah Goldberg’s “Suicide of the West”) | reTHINK TANK

According to the book of Genesis, the first humans lived in an earthly paradise. But man’s natural state was no Eden. Instead, it consisted of grinding poverty punctuated by horrific violence, terminated with an early death. Yet despite the progress since our caveman days, many think there’s something inherently alienating or unfair or just plain wrong about the present. People...

Who is Geert Wilders? The story of the Dutch populist who hates Islam

According to the polls, Geert Wilders and his Freedom Party look set to win the most seats in the upcoming Dutch Parliamentary Elections. Often compared to US President Donald Trump due his unique bleached-blonde hairstyle and uncompromising ‘Netherlands First’ styled rhetoric, the populist leader certainly has much in common with Trump. However, the Dutch politician, known for his anti-Islamic and...