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We Need to Talk About Europe

Today we release We Need to Talk About Europe. This film is part of Counterpoint’s project Recapturing Europe’s Reluctant Radicals, which explores the multiple layers of support for populist parties in Europe and the many different – and contextual – motivations for this choice, with the ultimate goal of finding ways to bring these voters back to the mainstream.

We Need to Talk About Europe includes interviews with leading experts, journalists and commentators on populism from across Europe. They discuss the main traits of populist parties in Europe and examine the roots of their appeal, while highlighting the threats they pose to liberal democracies.

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