Insights | Contemporary Populism
August 15th 2019
This paper is based on Professor Fukuyama’s talk to business leaders, and includes some analysis from Professor Fukuyama’s new book, Identity, launched in Johannesburg during his visit. It also draws on his responses to questions from business leaders and from discussants Songezo Zibi, Sydney Mufamadi and Mondli Makhaya. Fukuyama argues that it is helpful to distinguish between three broad aspects of populism and to recognize the differences between them.