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How “Vanguardism” generated Populism

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Democracy / Feminism / Party System / Populism

By definition radicals and progressives take positions rejected by the rest of the population with the aim of shifting the mainstream towards their viewpoint. Events sometimes play out as “progressives” hope. For example, five decades ago the first gay rights demonstrators put forth a viewpoint that was deeply repugnant to the rest of society. Their outlook is now mainstream. A vanguard took the lead on a social issue against majority opinion. Almost all of us now agree that they were right and the rest of us wrong. But events […]