Eric Kaufmann on right-wing populism

Right-wing populism isn't about economics

It’s about race. As Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Sweden — regarded as one of Europe’s most socially liberal nations — show. the vote saw the Sweden Democrats, a right-wing populist party, make gains large enough to place it in the position of potential political kingmaker. To discuss the broader context of populist victory in Europe, we spoke for this week’s podcast with Eric Kaufmann, professor at Birkbeck College at the University of London and an expert on where politics and identity intersect.