Centrist Politics Is Still Failing

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) arrives as French President Emmanuel Macron talks to the media in Brussels, Belgium, December 14, 2017. (Eric Vidal/Reuters)
Until the technocrats give up their delusions, the populists will continue to gain.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE S houldn’t the anti-populists have started to rally by now?

If the responsible liberal technocrats are right about populism, and it is led by dim bulbs, or the corrupt, or the compromised, we should see signs of it falling on its face. Shouldn’t we?

The year 2015 was the year that shocked the system. It was the year when the very unserious Donald Trump came down the escalator and became a serious candidate for president. It was the year of Angela Merkel’s statement “Wir schaffen das” — “We can do it” — in response to the migration crisis that was roiling her country.

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