People Without Power

People Without Power The War on Populism and the Fight for Democracy

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Synopsis

Everything we think we know about populism is wrong.

Donald Trump. Brexit. European right-wing extremists. All have been accused of populism. But what does this often thrown about, yet generally misunderstood, term actually mean?

The real story of populism is an account of enlightenment and liberation; the story of democracy itself, of its promise of a decent life for us all.

Here, acclaimed political commentator Thomas Frank takes us from the emergence of the radical left-wing US Populist Party in the 1890s, through the triumphs of reformers under Roosevelt and Truman, to the present day, reminding us how much we owe to the populist ethos. He pummels the elites, revisits the movement's provocative politics, and declares true populism to be the language of promise and optimism.

People Without Power is a ringing affirmation of a movement that, Frank shows us, is not the problem of our times, but the solution.

Book information

ISBN: 9781912854226
Publisher: Scribe Publications Pty Ltd
Imprint: Scribe UK
Pub date:
DEWEY: 320.5662
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 69214
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 254g
Height: 129mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 24mm