Vlaams Blok

25 years of right wing extremism in Belgium

Article
Jan Blommaert
25/09/2017
9 minutes to read

The Brexit, followed by election of Donald Trump in the US , have raised worldwide concerns about the rise of right wing extremism. The phenomenon is, however, 25 years old in Belgium. Lessons can be drawn from that longitudinal experience.

Trump, the celebrity-businessman and vox populism

Article
Ico Maly
17/10/2016
11 minutes to read

In this second article on Trump's message, Ico Maly analyzes Donald Trump's "bragging-message machine". Winning elections is not about how well informed or intelligent a candidate is, it’s about ‘Message’.

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Is Donald Trump a 'dangerous clown'?

Article
Ico Maly
17/10/2016
9 minutes to read

In this first article on "Trump's Message", Ico Maly analyzes the negative messaging of the adversaries of Donald Trump.  He argues that the framing of Trump as a clown makes us blind to the power of his message.