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Liberal conspiracy theories, often dismissed as fringe, can be more damaging than their counterparts. The exaggeration of antisemitism in Labour and false Trump-Russia collusion claims showcase their negative impact.
Populism is surging, exemplified by Donald Trump’s strategy of undermining trust in democratic institutions. This global trend features populist leaders portraying themselves as champions of the people, making unfounded allegations of collusion, and fostering widespread distrust.
Nostalgia in politics: Pan-European study sheds light on how (and why) parties appeal to the past in their election campaigns5 min read
Around two-thirds of Europeans feel nostalgic, and recent studies suggest that these feelings can influence political views. Parties in central and eastern Europe, particularly nationalist ones, are more likely to use nostalgic rhetoric in their manifestos.
Elite groups encounter psychological challenges that can result in emotional detachment, a deficiency of self-doubt, and a feeling of entitlement. They frequently find themselves confined within echo chambers.
More and more people are saying they don’t trust the news or can’t face engaging with it – and that appears to have political implications.
A study highlights how belief-speaking in politics, even when detached from factual accuracy, can shape political discourse and influence public perception of honesty in politics.