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italy: the rise of the techno-populists | books & essays | italy

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italy: the rise of the techno-populists | books & essays | italy

i think the m5s and other phenomena, like the ciudadanos (the citizens party) in spain and, to an extent, emmanuel macron in france, are distinctive because instead of allying populism with nationalism, they ally with technocracy. this means that politics is no longer a question of right or left, but a question of expertise and the search for competent solutions to political problems. this is why the first thing that m5s did when it came to power was appoint a bunch of professors to key ministries.what is interesting is that usually populism and technocracy are considered opposites. people thought that populism was a reaction against eu technocracy, and technocracy was a bulwark against populism. but what the m5s shows is they can be perfect...