Articles by Lasse Thomassen

06 2022

'The people' goes to the Capitol

Lasse Thomassen
How should we interpret what happened on 6 January 2021 at the Capitol? Lasse Thomassen argues that, while populists like Trump may threaten democracy, we cannot simply dismiss populism and the populist mob without taking something away from it that we value: its inherent openness
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Lasse Thomassen
Professor of Politics, Queen Mary University of London / Visiting Researcher, Roskilde University, Denmark

Using deconstruction and post-Marxist discourse theory, Lasse has written on Jürgen Habermas, identity politics and new forms of radical politics, including populism.

His next book will be on Jacques Derrida and deconstruction as a method for political theory.

He tweets @LAT153B

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