is there a global conservative movement network?
A few days ago, I was on the Ben Merens show discussing Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party (click here for the archive). A caller made an interesting point. Occupy Wall Street is a progressive movement that has many ties to activists around the globe who are interested in economic inequality. In contrast, the Tea Party seems distinctly American.
Here’s what I said: Yes, to the best of my knowledge, there aren’t many ties between the Tea Party activists and conservatives in other countries. But still, there is a version of right wing populism in other nations. Tea Party like movements exist in other nations, but they don’t share the same level of connectedness as their liberal counterparts.
Questions: 1. What would you have answered? Was I right? 2. If you agree with what I said, why isn’t there a global conservative activism network?
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