Tag: Jair Bolsonaro
The structural weaknesses of democracies: Part III –elites
Reading Time: 14 minutes The citizens and the elites, have failed democracy and thus enabled right-wing authoritarian populism to flourish in many, ex-democracies.
Right-wing populism’s Orwellian tactics
Reading Time: 7 minutes Right wing populism is quickly emerging as a new dominant political discourse. It is radically re-constituting the uneven field of politics on which ideological battles are fought. Right-wing demagogues use a diversified repertoire of rhetorical tools to not only temporarily acquire dominance but to disaggregate frozen beliefs and re-configure them. To analyse this process of re-constitution, this article uses the vocabulary provided by George Orwell in his seminal book “1984”.
India’s 71st Republic Day: Two Republics clash with each other
Reading Time: 2 minutes The presence of Bolsonaro and Modi at India’s 71st Republic Day celebration will be countered by the Republic Day celebration by millions on the streets.