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The rise of right-wing political populism and rhetoric: is the fear of liberal progress rational or irrational?

Samuel Glen argues that left-wing pundits often characterises the rise of right-wing populist parties as irrational. Typically, this is because conservatives do not subscribe to the same worldview as liberals but that is not irrational. The support for parties or movements like Trump’s are rational responses to changing conditions, and it is these movements which will provide the ultimate test for liberalism itself.

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Trump: Aftermath

Tim LaRocco argues exclusively for Alochonaa that Donald Trump was the target of ridicule during the election campaign, yet he now stands poised to enter the presidency. His campaign certainly was unconventional but it struck a chord with a large number of voters dissatisfied with the failed policies of the current establishment. Across issues such as trade, immigration and foreign policy, Trump differentiated himself from Clinton and it paid dividends. However, Tim LaRocco opines that “Mr. Trump will soon find out that running for president and being president are two completely different things”.

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What Does the Indian Government’s Ban on Top News Channel Mean for Press Freedom?

Cries of fascism and censorship have been thrown about by the mainstream press after the Indian government took NDTV, a top Indian news channel, off the air for 24 hours. Rohit Pathania argues that whilst there a things to criticise about media censorship in India, this particular case related to dangerous live reporting from a conflict zone, something the Indian government must be particularly careful about since the Mumbai terrorist attacks.