The Populist Delusion


By explicating elite thinkers from Mosca all the way to Paul Gottfried, Parvini explodes the populist delusion—the idea that the people are or can ever be sovereign. In this book he ties these thinkers together into a coherent narrative that is the coup de grâce for the idea of grassroots social change.

But rather than being a blackpill, this turns out to be immensely useful for right wing activism. By focusing our attention on tightly organized minorities as vehicles for change, Parvini revives the old idea of vanguardism as the true hope for any friend of the people.