Chris Hedges: The History of Populism in America

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Apr 25, 2020

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to D. D. Guttenplan, editor, The Nation, about the history of populism in America, its current rise and the problem of democracy.

D. D. Guttenplan’s new book, The Next Republic – The Rise of a New Radical Majority, focuses on nine progressive activists emerging during the Trump administration. Among them new labor activist Jane McAlevey, racial justice campaigner, Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi Chokwe Antar Lumumba and environmental activist Jane Kleep, all working to restore America’s democratic, political and economic systems against the rise of proto-fascist forces and demigods seeking power.

From the archives:

When The Revolution Comes by Gaither Stewart

Chris Hedges: American Radical: The Life and Times of I. F. Stone

Will Griffin: Bernie Did Not Make Socialism Popular, Capitalism Did!

The Potential For An Anti-Imperialist Revolution by Rainer Shea

Will Griffin: The Mass Line: A Communist Method of Organizing + What is the Mass Line?

MFTN: The Sabotage of Division

Chris Hedges and George Galloway: The State of Politics in the UK and USA

Chris Hedges: The Radical Transformation of Jackson, MS

Henry Wallace + Undoing the New Deal

Would America’s First Populists Even Recognize Trump’s Brand Of Populism? by Caleb Maupin