Stephen Davies at Cato Unbound has a good essay on the political realignment that the United States and the rest of the world is currently going through. He makes some of the same points I did in my recent essay on the subject, but also takes some new positions. Read the whole thing.
For many it seems as though we are living through a time of political breakdown and chaos. In many democracies, established parties are losing votes and declining as political forces. This particularly affects the social democratic center-left but has started to affect the mainstream center-right as well. Everywhere there is success for new insurgent forces and parties, usually described as “populist.”