Is Populism a Threat to Democracy?

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THE 2020 ANNUAL PROVOST'S LECTURE

What is the history of populism? Has it ever been a force for good?  

In this lecture, Sir Richard Evans, Provost of Gresham College, discusses the different varieties of populism, asks why it has become such a prominent feature of contemporary political life, and considers how far it is a threat to liberal democracy.

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This event was on Tue, 16 Jun 2020

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Professor Sir Richard Evans

Professor of Rhetoric

Professor Sir Richard Evans FBA is Provost of Gresham College and the President of Wolfson College, Cambridge. He was Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge from 2008 until his retirement in September 2014. He is a world-renowned historian and academic.

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