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Archive of posts published in the tag: populism

Reactionary Voters

One of the mistakes made in hiring is to over emphasize the failings or weakness of the person who previously filled the position.  You may be successful in obtaining characteristics that were weak before, but you may also lose strengths…

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Confusing Populists for Republicans

Republicans Have Overestimated the Conservatism of the Base– from David French in The National Review The GOP underestimated Trump in part because it overestimated the conservatism of its own southern, rural northern, and Midwestern base. It underestimated the extent to…

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Passion vs Reason

from Peter Weher at Commentary, Donald Trump: What the Founders Feared Time and again the founders argued for the need “for more cool and sedate reflection.” They spoke about the danger of passion wresting the sceptre from reason. And it…

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Better Populists

from The Sunday New York Time Book Review, Revolutionary Roads by George Packer; a review of By the People by Charles Murray and  Wages of Rebellion by Chris Hedges: excerpts: But the most interesting aspect of these two books is…

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Grace vs Arrogance

  From Townhall, Trump and the Myth of Immigrant Crime by Steve Chapman: Excerpt: Sampson thinks it is no coincidence that crime rates nationwide have plunged over the past two decades just as immigrants, authorized and unauthorized, were arriving in…

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Top Down Populism

Salena Zito at Real Clear Politics writes Elizabeth Warren Is No ‘Populist’ Populism does not start at the top and work its way down to people; it works from the people up. And it is rarely embodied by the far…

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The Politics of Nostalgia

William Galston writes Populism Rises on a Wave of Frustration in The Wall Street Journal excerpts: Populism offers many satisfactions. Its narrative is clear and easy to understand. It identifies villains—corrupt officials, unresponsive bureaucracies, arrogant elites, large corporations, giant banks,…

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