Franklin

People without power : the war on populism and the fight for democracy / Thomas Frank.

Author/Creator:
Frank, Thomas, 1965- author.
Publication:
Melbourne, Vic. : Scribe, 2020.
Format/Description:
Book
307 pages ; 20 cm.
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Subjects:
Populism.
Democracy -- History.
World politics -- 19th century.
World politics -- 20th century.
World politics -- 21st century.
Summary:
An eye-opening account of populism, the most important - and misunderstood - movement of our time. Everything we think we know about populism is wrong. Today, populism is seen as a frightening thing, a term pundits use to describe the racist philosophy of Donald Trump and European extremists. But this is a mistake. The real story of populism is an account of enlightenment and liberation; it is the story of democracy itself, of its ever-widening promise of a decent life for all. Taking us from the tumultuous 1890s, when the radical left-wing US Populist Party fought plutocrats, to the triumphs of reformers under Roosevelt and Truman, Frank reminds us how much we owe to the populist ethos.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781925849288
1925849287
9781912854226
1912854228
OCLC:
1111948261
Publisher Number:
99985023303