Is there a culture war on populism?
Live stream – Saturday – 10:00 GMT!

Join Frank Furedi (Sociologist, Social Commentator & Author), David Goodhart (Journalist, Author & Head of Demography at Policy Exchange) and Elif Shafak (Political Commentator & award-winning Novelist) for a debate on what populism is and why some populisms are more equal than others.

Should we understand the rise of populism as a challenge to our elites’ top-down values or a desperate fight to cling on to traditional, backward attachments? Are populist movements merely morbid symptoms of a dying political order or the first signs of a democratic renewal? Is populism worth celebrating even if it unleashes uncomfortable sentiments?

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This debate forms part of the 2017 edition of the Battle of Ideas debates festival. Click here to find out more about the Battle of Ideas.

As part of the festival we will also be live streaming a debate entitled What is liberalism? on Sunday afternoon, to find out more about this debate, click here.