5 min read.Updated: 03 Oct 2022, 09:38 AM ISTManu Joseph
More reasonable intellectuals attribute the success of ‘the far right’, grudgingly, to “speaking what is on people’s mind”.
Giorgia Meloni, Italy’s new prime minister, has said that she believes in the Christian God, that there are only two genders, that family is the source of society’s well-being, that abortion is unethical, and she has more than hinted that poor immigrants are a nuisance. When Italy went to the polls in September, she fared well because of her views and not in spite. In Sweden, a political party that displays contempt for Muslim migrants has done so well electorally that it’s exerting influence on government formation.