I organized a panel on populism and religion around the world at the 2018 conference of the American Academy of Religion–great group of scholars with important insights and information. You can watch the video here Panelists were: Luke Bretherton (Duke), Torsten Meireis (Humboldt University), Dion Forster (Stellenbosch University), and Michael Minkenberg (European University).
One danger to democracy: disconnecting democratic procedures from their purposes. We think democracy remains because the surface trappings do, but the essentials may be lost. Click here
Have a look at my piece on how populism works overall and how it plays out in the US. Click here
Trump is not an exception in US politics; he’s absolutely traditional. Check this out, about Trump’s appeal to so many Americans–the full talk and short segments for on-the-go. Click here
Wondering why politics is the way it is in America? Have a look at this lecture on Trump and American populism. (After a brief introduction in German, the presentation is in English.) Click here
Check out my new Commonweal article on why Trump appeals to so many. Click here