Rob Currie, Professor of Law at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, joins David to discuss Steve Bannon and the rise of right-wing populism.
Stephen Bannon, the ideologue behind the rise of Trump, is at work across Europe building up populist movements. He has recently leased a monastery in Italy to provide a base for training a new generation of right-wing populist leaders.
Is the fear these developments have generated in the media warranted? Is there anything to be learned from Bannon's ideology? Is the movement he represents wholly malign? If so, how is it managing to attract people? What do such developments mean for our society and its future?
In discussing such topics Rob and David strive for the kind of nuance rarely found in debate about Steve Bannon and the ideas he seeks to promote.