With the success of the 5 Star party in Italy’s recent elections (despite the fact that success might not actually convert into parliamentary power), the term ‘populism’ is being thrown about quite a bit these days. 5 Star joins such diverse groups as Syriza (Greece), Golden Dawn (Greece), both Bernie Sanders and Trump (USA), Momentum & Jeremy Corbyn (British Left), Nigel Farage and UKIP (British Right) and many more as having that ‘populist’ title appended to them.

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