Chantal Mouffe: “The populist moment”

The recent success of European populist politics is the expression of a crisis of liberal-democratic politics:  “To live up to the challenge that the populist moment represents for the future of democracy what is needed is a politics that reestablishes the agonistic tension between the liberal logic and the democratic logic. … Conceived in a progressive way, populism, far from being a perversion of democracy, constitutes the most adequate political force to recover it and expand it in today’s Europe.”