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The rise of modern populism - Takis S. Pappas


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In many democratic countries, charismatic leaders vilify political opponents, disparage institutions, and claim to be for the people. Some critics label this approach as authoritarian or fascist, while others argue that these leaders are manipulating voters. This style of politics goes by the name of populism. Takis S. Pappas explores the phenomenon and the lasting impact it can have on a country.

Greece’s Andreas Papandreou presents as an ideal case of populist leader in a modern democracy. What other cases of populist leadership can you think of from personal experience in your country or your general knowledge of world affairs?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Takis S Pappas
  • Director Patrick Smith
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Art Director Patrick Smith
  • Animator Patrick Smith
  • Compositor Patrick Smith
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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