How populism led to the erosion of democracy: Lessons from Vienna 100 years ago

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For writer Philip O. Ceallaigh, President Trump’s rhetoric is reminiscent of Karl Lueger, who was mayor of Vienna from 1897 until he died in 1910. A big part of his appeal was whipping up anti-Semitism. Although he would have been horrified to see where that ended up -- the purging and extermination of most of the city’s Jews some decades later.

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Guest:
Philip O. Ceallaigh - translator of the book “For Two Thousand Years"

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole