The Politics of Difference — Jyrki Lehtola

Chairman of the True Finns party Timo Soini at...

Homo sapiens populismus: Timo Soini of the True Finns Party. Image via Wikipedia

Illustration: Joonas Väänänen

My latest Jyrki Lehtola essay translation at Books from Finland:

Big electoral turnouts are generally considered a good thing. But, writes columnist Jyrki Lehtola, in Finland the fact that the vote went up in the last Finnish general election caused a revelation. Educated urbanites and the media (perhaps near enough the same thing), are shocked by how 20 per cent of their fellow Finns think – and the ramifications caused tremors all across Europe.

Read the essay.

 

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