Populism has had a great role to play in modern politics. Is it a dangerous thing or is it simply a term that mainstream politicians use to dismiss the genuine concerns of citizens?
A populist calls for the abolition of certain institutions, such as government, and claims to represent the common working class — often the “silent majority”. They see the world as made up of only two types of people: the good and the corrupt. In the event that the populist succeeds, those against the ideas find themselves baring the consequences of being on the opposing side.
There have been various global events that have put populism in a bad light which is why discussions over whether populism is dangerous or not have sprouted. Here are a few arguments along with destructive examples that strongly show how populism is dangerous in society.
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