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The American and French Revolutions are modern history’s most famous examples of popular resistance to paying taxes. But the pitched rhetorical battles over taxation currently being waged in three different countries are nothing like those 18th century transformative struggles.
Lying can be more than just telling a few fibs. It can also be used to communicate social status and make a person appear loyal to a particular group.
We compared the language of populist leaders with their mainstream opponents – The results were unexpected.6 min read
Populists leaders are supposed to use simpler language than their opponents. A comprehensive study shows this is not always the case.
Incumbent governments are enjoying renewed popularity during the coronavirus pandemic, while far-right challengers get bogged down in conspiracy theories.
Anti-5G conspiracy theories have been around for some time, but the coronavirus crisis is winning them new supporters.
An experiment in following China’s lead while trying to respect democratic norms is causing tensions.
Research in Sicily finds that anti-immigration policies don’t slow the flow of immigrants, but do hurt local residents in communities where migrants first arrive.