Liberal politicians in Europe have begun to articulate covid-19 grief in their national political contexts. This is an important step in leading the continent out of the pandemic – and away from populism.
Jarosław Kuisz is editor in chief of the Polish intellectual and centrist online weekly Liberal Culture (KulturaLiberalna.pl). He is currently a POPBACK Policy Fellow at Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge.
Liberals are often reluctant to use emotions in politics, but they should recognise that understanding the emotional structure underlying everyday politics can help in creating a convincing political message