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Age of Voter Rage: Trump, Trudeau, Farage, Corbyn, Macron, and the Tyranny of Small Numbers

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Mar. 13, 2018
2:00pm – 3:30pm


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Age of Voter Rage: Trump, Trudeau, Farage, Corbyn, Macron, and the Tyranny of Small Numbers

Democracy is becoming a toxic environment, rife with trolls, bots, fake news, and computational propaganda. Why, and what can be done? Join us on Tuesday, March 13 from 2:00-3:30pm for a book launch of Age of Voter Rage with author and Canada Institute Global Fellow Nik Nanos.

In this highly informative, engaging, and readable book, Canada's lead pollster and data expert Nik Nanos gives an insider's look into the surprise outcomes that favoured Trump, Trudeau, and Macron, along with the Brexit and UK election votes. Nanos asserts that it is more the tyranny of small numbers fuelled by economic anxiety than a massive populist wave. We are in a new era, where the margins wield the power for change and no outcome can be certain. Welcome to the age of voter rage.



  • Nik Nanos, Author, Age of Voter Rage
  • Tony Keller, Editor, Editorial of the Globe and Mail; Fulbright Fellow, Canada Institute at the Wilson Center
  • Laura Dawson, Director, Canada Institute, Wilson Center

Book Reviews

"In explaining complex political trends, Nanos does what he does best: he goes back to the numbers. A must-read for those who want to better understand not just the political earthquakes that have shaken the West in recent years, but how technology is challenging our ability to know what is truly on the mind of our fellow citizens. Nanos' wake-up call is one we should all hear."--Graham Fox
"This is an important book for volatile times. Nik Nanos has demonstrated why, more than ever, we need to understand how public opinion is driving the tumultuous change we're seeing in some of the world's most enduring democracies."--Susan Delacourt

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