“The fetishisation of the ‘working class’ or the hammer and sickle is an exercise of idealism,” according to Jorge Moruno, head of discourse in Podemos.Español.
Signs of 15M. youtube. CC.The 15M politicized a generation and in many ways, broke the consensus which constituted the ground of the so-called ‘78 Regime that emerged from the transition to democracy.
There have been many attempts to explain the rise of Donald Trump, focusing on economic frustration, racial resentment or a combination of the two. Now, as we transition from the primary season into the general election, there’s the added question of what his political legacy will be, both to the GOP and the nation in general. Will his nativist and anti-immigrant brand of populism become a historical footnote, or will it find a root in our two-party system?
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