HuffPost: Rethinking Nonviolent Resistance In The Face Of Right-Wing Populism By Janjira Sombatpoonsiri


June 26, 2017

Read the article here. By Janjira Sombatpoonsiri. Photo: JOSE LUIS GONZALEZ/REUTERS.

“From Brexit to the Trump presidency and Marine le Pen’s campaign-trail successes in France, right-wing populism is sweeping across the West. The Conversation

Analysts and scholars have expressed concerns that this movement could threaten the fate of liberal democracy, and its hard-fought triumph over other contesting political ideologies since the end the Cold War.

In other words, the “End of History”, as described by the American political philosopher Francis Fukuyama, may come to an end.

The rise of right-wing populism may also open a Pandora’s box for demagogues to promote a xenophobic agenda, as evident in Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban.”