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The rise and rise of Tucker Carlson conservatism

6 mins | Apr 27, 2021

He could carry a pluto-populist wave all the way into the 2024 elections. Tucker Carlson is one of Fox News' most popular personalities right now, and in Edward Luce's view, an almost perfect embodiment of a pluto-populist: using "means by which rich demagogues divert public anger, notably towards minorities." In this short analysis, he contemplates how the increasing popularity of the anchor's views and televised outbursts could serve as a window into the Republican party's present and future.

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From Financial Times