The Populist Crowd and the Age of the Internet

Elias Canetti's concept of the 'crowd' can help the Left understand online populism, argues Hirbohd Hedayat. Although the continued ascendancy of populists both in Italy and elsewhere is well documented, the need to consider such politics in relation to the internet is often left aside.  Though the rise of social media as a political instigator is a … Continue reading The Populist Crowd and the Age of the Internet

A Politics Now!

Keyser Söze famously said (or didn’t say) that the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. We are perhaps witnessing something similar to this operation in modern politics today. Throughout the recent European election campaigns – in the UK at least – the political emphasis seemed to be squarely … Continue reading A Politics Now!