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CM24: Populism

Ziauddin Sardar dismembers post-truth angst, Ashis Nandy tackles populism's double-bind, Abdulwahab El-Affendi fears Europe is returning to the dark ages, Richard Appignanesi mourns the loss of the world, Sindre Bangstad presents three propositions on right-wing populism in Europe, Gordon Blaine Steffey dissects American populism, Barnaby Rogerson traces the history of the world demagogue, Leyla Jagiella argues that Germany is no stranger to far-right sentiments, Raza Ali goes in search of 'the people' in Pakistan, Bhavik Doshi is disturbed by the populist rhetoric of the Indian diaspora, Sughra Ahmed visits the US Bible belt, Eric Walberg observes the emergence of populism in Cairo, Scott Jordan watches anxiety-drenched movies, and Merryl Wyn Davies collects some vox pops.

Also in this issue: Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton is unimpressed by 2017 Venice Biennale, Hassan Mahamdallie has a crash course in the art of future studies, Shanon Shah reads a new assessment of Maulana Maududi, the founder of Jamaat-e-Islami, Aliya Masood enjoys a debut novel, short stories by Hassan Mazar and Muddasir Ramzan, poems by Carole Smith and Omair Bhat and our list of Ten Populist Moments.

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