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Dr Tereza Capelos spoke on Reactionism and Resentful Affect in Populist times at Royal Holloway University, Political Science Department.

They also interviewed her for their podcast which you can listen to via Soundcloud. Political narratives that reject the present in favour of an imagined past find growing support. In the podcast, Dr Capelos argues that this is due to the growth of "reactionism" as a political orientation. Reactionism may explain why resentment towards elites, immigrants and political institutions seem to be combined with a desire to "go back" historically.