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Published: 15 March 2018

240 Pages

7.8 x 5.0 inches

ISBN: 9781526126825

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How to save politics in a post-truth era

Thinking through difficult times

Ilan Zvi Baron

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A lucid response to the politics of Trump and Brexit, aimed especially at the 48% who voted for Clinton in the US and the 48% who voted Remain in the UK
  • Explores why our leaders prefer populism and anti-immigrant rhetoric to real engagement with the politics of identity
  • Argues for the importance of political responsibility as a basis for rebuilding politics
  • Discusses why the polls got both results so wrong, and why it matters. Have we over-emphasized the role of evidence and facts, and underplayed political identity and political narratives?
  • Explains the paradox of a majority vote for nothing: Why were Trump and the Leave campaign so attractive to voters when neither offered policy proposals or even a clear political argument

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