Democracy’s Challenge: The Rise of Populism – April 22, 2018

Democracy’s Challenge: The Rise of Populism – April 22, 2018

Democracy’s Challenge: The Rise of Populism – April 22, 2018

This week on Perspective with Alison Smith: Democracy’s Challenge – The Rise of Populism

Yascha Mounk, lecturer on political theory at Harvard University and author of “The People Vs. Democracy: Why our Freedom is in Danger and How to Save it,” talks about the rise of populist movements in the world and the threat this poses to liberal democracy.

Paul Lendvai, author of “Orban: Europe’s New Strongman” and “Hungary: Between Democracy and Authoritarianism,” talks about the political situation in Hungary in light of the recent re-election of Viktor Orban as prime minister.

Anita Komuves, a journalist with investigative outlet Atlatszo, talks about the recent election campaign and the rural-urban divide that currently exists in Hungary.