Politics of moderation and stability could be final casualty of global financial crisis
These are strange times in politics across the world. In the UK, the Labour party is poised to go back to the 1940s and elect a hard-left leader with some pretty outlandish views, particularly when it comes to foreign affairs.
Then on the other end of the spectrum, the ever obnoxious arch right-winger Donald Trump continues to dominate the Republican primary race.
And, in European countries with a reputation for tolerance and moderation, the hard right is starting to gain ground.