Granted, this is an international context for populism, but this is no excuse foroverlooking America’s history of progressive populism.
Are the “experts” beating the drum that populism inevitably leads to
autocracy so poorly educated about American history that they don’t know
that populism can be powerfully progressive, or are they being
willfully blind to serve their elitist masters?
It’s time we recover America’s history of progressive populism.
It’s awfully easy for elites and their toadies (witting or unwitting)
to dismiss the citizenry who reject elitst narratives as “deplorables,”
just as it is easy for them to dismiss populist resistance to their
control as being “undemocratic.”