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Populism in the Twenty-first Century – Rodney Roe – Open Salon

10 Nov

A number of populist movements have arisen in the history of the U.S. The issues creating the movements have varied because the definition of “the people” and “the elite” have varied.

Populism is often spoken of in a derogatory manner by some members of the media, those holding political power, and the wealthy. There is no mystery about why this is true. Populist movements seek to change society in fundamental ways.

Followed by brief discussions of the Grangers, Huey Long, the Tea Party, and Occupy Wall Street.

via Populism in the Twenty-first Century – Rodney Roe – Open Salon.