Global Politics & Cultures (formerly Independent Thought & Freedom)
Episode 106

John Redwood on Populism: What good are experts if they're so often wrong?

Kirk Meighoo published on

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In this excerpt of my interview with Sir John Redwood, Conservative MP for Wokingham, he explains the rise in populism by the fact that We have been badly let down by expert opinion, most notably in economics. The official experts have gotten so many very important things so very wrong. 

In Sir John's view, Populism arises as a rejection of a persistently wrong, but rigid, expert class.

I had the pleasure of interviewing him on my "Politics and Polemics" podcast on the New Books Network, published out of Massachusetts.

NBN is the largest podcast enterprise in the world in terms of the number of episodes. We've published 7,250 episodes and issue 35 new ones every week. It's also one of the largest in terms of audience: We do about a million downloads a month, about 30K a day. We are the most successful academic author outreach program in history.

My guests have included internationally best-selling authors Ann Coulter, William Dalrymple, Alexander Dugin, Douglas Murray, Farrukh Dhondy, Sir John Redwood, Max Blumenthal, former Jamaican Prime Minister PJ Patterson. Edward Snowden will be a guest later in Spring.

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