Nationalism and the Great Recoil

Combating the nationalism of right-wingers like Giorgia Meloni shouldn’t mean defending the neoliberal consensus.

Illustration by Monste Galbany

In February 2020, just days before COVID-19 first struck Italy, some of the West’s most notorious right-wingers gathered in Rome’s opulent Grand Hotel Plaza. They were there for the “National Conservative” meetup — what organizers called a counter-summit to the “globalist” World Economic Forum at Davos. Guests included Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán and Marion Maréchal, heir […]