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Both left and right-wing populists claim to be fighting for 'the people' – but who exactly are they?

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By instilling a shared sense of injustice, inclusive movements can alert their followers to the plight of other people whom they've been socialised to ignore, forging bonds first of empathy and then of solidarity. This in turn means their preferred definition of 'the people' can be expanded to include more and more citizens
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