National Populism: A Sunday Times Bestseller

November 6, 2018


We are delighted to announce that KPO’s Political Consultant, Professor Matthew Goodwin, is enjoying resounding success with his latest book National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy.

With the Sunday Times publishing it as a Top 10 Bestseller (Paperback), the book guides the reader through one of the most urgent phenomena of our times: the rise of national populism.  The Bestseller considers the rising tide of people who feel excluded, alienated from mainstream politics, and increasingly hostile towards minorities, immigrants and neo-liberal economics. Many of these voters are turning to national populist movements, which have begun to change the face of Western liberal democracy, from the United States to France, Austria to the UK.

Written by two of the foremost experts on fascism and the rise of national populism, this lucid and deeply-researched book is a vital guide to our transformed political landscape. Challenging conventional wisdoms, the authors make a compelling case for serious, respectful engagement with the supporters and ideas of national populism – not least because it is a tide that won’t be stemmed anytime soon.

A few quotes from the UK’s leading publications:

The Economist says: “intelligent, counterintuitive… [ranging] far beyond Brexit and Britain … they put a parochial debate in a much bigger context”.

The Sunday Times: “A fascinating new study…the authors analyse the long-term demographic and socioeconomic trends shaping our age of upheaval. The attraction of this book lies in its cool, dispassionate tone. The authors intend to explain and inform rather than polemicise”.

The Daily Telegraph: “one of the few academics to be vindicated by the political trends of the past few years …a forensic grasp of the detail…”

Columnists say: “the best of the post-Trump analyses”, “a useful corrective”, “convincing, powerful and very definitely worth a read”, and “a provocative book, well worth reading”.



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