Poilievre’s populism appeals because elites abandoned the working class

It’s been a big week in America. A grand jury in Atlanta indicted former U.S. President Donald Trump for conspiring to overturn the results of the 2020 election in the state of Georgia. Trump’s fourth indictment adds 13 felony charges to his rap sheet, including a charge of criminal conspiracy. Yet polls show Trump would still handily win the Republican nomination, and possibly the presidency, in 2024.

It’s also been a big week in Argentina. The leading candidate after Sunday’s first round of presidential elections is Javier Milei, an eccentric self-described anarcho-capitalist who calls climate change “a socialist lie” and hasn’t brushed his hair since he was 14. Milei likes Bitcoin, loves Trump, hates elites, and both began and ended his victory speech with “Long live freedom, dammit!”

And then there’s Canada.

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