“America in Populist Times: An Interview With Chantal Mouffe”

Movements cannot be left just to the streets. I am very critical of the idea of politics as fomenting a moment of total rupture with the existing status quo. This is not how revolutions work. At some point, mobilizations will lose steam. You cannot change things only on the horizontal level of social movements. … You need to try to come to real power in the institutions and government.”