This is called “Horse Shoe Theory”. Far Left and far Right tend to have almost same views.

Thanks for pointing out that term! After looking it up, I cannot believe how long people have been predicting the rise of anti-globalization and anti-politics populism in the democratic West.

As a Venezuelan teenager I always assumed it was a Venezuelan thing. In Venezuela it started with Hugo Chávez (far-left) in 1998, who then was democratically re-elected several times until his death in 2013.

In case anyone‘s wondering how that ended up almost 20 years later: Horrible economic crisis and food shortage in what was once the most globalized and richest country in South America. Nobody but a quiet non-extremist fringe group of people still strongly believes in Chávez’s movement. A progressive center-left liberal-ish government is likely to follow.

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