Welcome to The Populist’s Playbook

  • Are you uneasy about what’s happening with politics?
  • Do you ever feel like roughly half of voters have taken leave of their senses?
  • Do people you thought you knew well seem to suddenly believe unbelievable things?

The Populist’s Playbook – Podcast and Blog, pulls apart twelve, well established, techniques that are used to manipulate voters.

Using modern and historical examples we explore: What they are, Why they work, and How to counter them.

In other posts we look at other analyses, in particular of Scottish, British and European politics.

Welcome to the Populist’s Playbook

Happy Hogmanay!

A look at Hogmanay with some of the Scottish new year traditions and their sources.

8 Stoic Lessons in A Christmas Carol

8 Stoic lessons are to be found in the journey of Ebenezer Scrooge as he’s visited by the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come

Interdependence is Normal 

There’s no such thing as a country.  Nation states are a shared figment of the imagination, defined by invisible, imaginary, interim lines on maps. There is no such natural thing as a country: maps, borders, coasts and people have changed over time. That’s one of the facts that highlight the pointlessness of nationalism. Who now…

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