The rise of populism, nationalism, and authoritarianism has challenged democratic institutions the world over. Part of the blame may lie with sclerotic political parties in the United States and Europe which are indifferent to their constituents and unwilling to compromise with each other, resulting in the rise of disruptors and new parties, including some on the extreme left and right. A new joint project between the American Enterprise Institute and the Center for American Progress seeks to explore the roots of the populist moment and offer a way forward. AEI’s Danielle Pletka and CAP’s Vikram Singh discuss the joint effort and the issues facing the world’s liberal democracies.
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