Rising National Populism—and Religion

From the Faith Angle Europe 2021 Forum in Côte d’Azur, France

Dr. Matthew Goodwin, University of Kent

Edward Luce, Financial Times

Both Europe and the United States have recently witnessed an unmistakable rise in national populist authoritarianism: from UKIP’s catalyzing of Brexit, to Donald Trump’s election, to the increasing influence of strongmen in Hungary, Austria, Italy, and France. But beneath each of these political waves were silent revolutions in values through which incisive, sometimes religious, ideologies were siphoned into populist platforms. Dr. Matthew Goodwin of the University of Kent joins Ed Luce, US national editor for the Financial Times, for a conversation about the rise of national populism and the ways in which religion has contributed to it.


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Rising National Populism—and Religion


Dr. Matthew Goodwin

University of Kent

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Edward Luce

Financial Times

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