Monday, December 19, 2016
What Populism Brought To Poland
Poland elected a populist government and it is giving its supporters some of what it asked. This article describes the rapid changes that are transforming Poland. Some of it is familiar to what populists in America seem to want. God and country are being brought together in attacks on cultural and sexual liberalism. Evolution is under attack in the education system and science education is being replaced by Polish history. The system of checks and balances no longer limits the excesses of the executive branch and journalists are being replaced in the media by party hacks. This is the kind of populism that Donald Trump has been selling in America. How long will it take for the US to become more like Poland?