What is the “populist moment” and what does it mean for the left?
We are seeing the rise of a populist moment around the world on both the left and the right. Movements like Bernie Sander, Jeremy Corbyn, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have emerged in the midst of the neoliberal crisis. In this book, leading political thinker Chantal Mouffe proposes a left–populist strategy that could bring together the manifold struggles against subordination, oppression and discrimination. In redrawing political frontiers, this “populist moment” points to a “return of the political” after years of postpolitics. This return may open the way for authoritarian solutions—through regimes that weaken liberal-democratic institutions—but it could also lead to a reaffirmation and extension of democratic values.