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In Europe, the Only Choice Is Right or Far-Right

As left-wing parties have collapsed, the sole option remaining for voters is conservatism or right-wing populism.

  • Slawomir Sierakowski
  • FP

As Europe lurches further to the right each time a xenophobic populist party makes electoral gains, a theory has emerged to explain the continent’s political shifts.

Die 3cThere is now a widely held view that popular anger is the underlying cause of far-right populism.

If that theory were correct, then periods of economic growth should clip populists’ wings and help reinvigorate the traditional parties of the left and right, which uphold the values and…

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