Exchange: How to Tell Nativists from Populists

January 2018

Contra Ben Margulies, one can clearly mark the boundaries that separate antidemocrats from democrats (nativists included), and nativists from populists. 

The Specter Haunting Europe: Distinguishing Liberal Democracy’s Challengers

October 2016

Liberal democracy in Europe today is under siege from a variety of political forces, but it is critical to recognize the distinctions among them.

Why Greece Failed

April 2013

Greece was an early success story of the “third wave,” but since the 2008 financial crisis, it has become a poster child for the pains of austerity and unrest. Its troubles at one level are fiscal and economic, but there is a political dimension that may be even more critical.