Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Populism in the U.S.
Populist ideals have been part of America seemingly since our country’s birth. And in today’s political climate – where one of the worst things you can call an opponent is an elitist – populism is enjoying a revival. Politicians promise change, a departure from the status quo, and to look out for the interests of regular folks over large corporations or the very wealthy. But do they deliver? Author David Sirota explores these themes in his new book “The Uprising.” Join us on Wednesday for a conversation with Sirota about populism in the U.S.