France’s election: Who speaks in the name of the people?

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She claims to speak “in the name of the people”. Just like other prominent populists, from Donald Trump to Venezuela’s late Hugo Chavez, France’s would-be president, Marine Le Pen, dismisses her critics as a corrupt elite out of touch with ordinary, hard-working citizens. But according to our guest Jan-Werner Müller, professor of political theory at Princeton University, it is populists such as Le Pen who are dangerously out of touch. He tells us why.

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