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From Italy to Sweden: what’s behind today’s anti-establishment revolt?

Italy & Sweden

From the Brexit vote to the rise of the Sweden Democrats, Italy’s Five Star Movement and Germany’s AfD, explicitly anti-establishment parties are gaining support. The speakers in this Battle of Ideas debate discuss what’s behind their rise. Could there be a better explanation other than blaming right wing parties, pre-existing racism and anti-immigrant sentiment? If a vast number of people are revolting against the establishment, isn’t that a good thing?

The speakers are: James Ball, Dr. Ruth Dudley Edwards, John King, Dr. Sasha Polakow-Suransky, Dr. Vanessa Pupavac. The chair is Tom Slater

Related topics: Debates, Global

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