There are 4 big barriers to the populist model in America (and your democracy is safe)

Kurt Weyland authored a piece for Monkey Cage, arguing that Trump’s populism is not capable of upending America’s liberal democracy.

He writes, “Good governance and an independent press have long offered a foundation for U.S. democracy. Therefore, Trump’s actions leave many observers concerned. But my research on the broader international experience with populism, especially in Latin America, suggests these worries may be unfounded. Here’s why: Trump faces four important obstacles to gaining the widespread support he would need to upend liberal democracy in the United States.”

Read the full article here.

And mark your calendar for the Sept. 22 conference, “Trump’s Populism: Lessons from Latin America and Europe.”