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Professionalism in politics: The paradox of populism

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In this episode of Intersections, Jonathan Rauch and Benjamin Wittes, senior fellows in Governance Studies, address the importance of political institutions in relation to direct democratic participation and discuss their new report, “More professionalism, less populism: How voting makes us stupid, and what to do about it.”

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More professionalism, less populism: How voting makes us stupid, and what to do about it

Trump, Sanders, Corbyn, Macron and the attack on parties

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With thanks to audio producer Mark Hoelscher, producer Vanessa Sauter, Richard Fawal, and Fred Dews.

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