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"Democracy, Consumerism and Industrial Populism"

by Stiegler, Bernard (2015)


Populism is a constitutive inclination of democracy. Only by subjecting itself to constant critique can democracy contain this inclination. A democracy that loses the capacity for selfcritique is headed for serious trouble: it will begin to decompose, to become distorted, and it is in this fact that its essential fragility lies. It is for this reason that opponents of democracy claim that populism, far from distorting democracy, in fact reveals its true nature. Hence Socrates and Plato. To struggle against populism and against the opponents of …


Populism, Democracy, Consumerism, Capitalism, Industrialisation, Hyperindustrialism, Industrial Populism


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