William Galston and Anti Pluralism

I love the title of his book. Anti Pluralism is the best description of populism. Because populism is opposed to the fragmentation of interests and viewpoints. Populism seeks to distill political decisions into two options. It is easy to confuse populism with democracy. Direct Democracy is a form of populism. Any election where there is…

Yascha Mounk and the Undemocratic Dilemma

Yascha Mounk mistitled his latest book. He calls it The People vs. Democracy. But he should have called it “The People vs. Liberalism.” His recent work is based on the conflict between liberalism and majoritarianism. Eastern Europe has revolted against the West. The rise of Viktor Orban is just one example where a populist leader…