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The anti-populist

Traditionalist historian John Lukacs laments the direction of conservatism in America

By Jeet Heer
March 6, 2005

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POPULISM FIRST EMERGED in America in the late 19th century as a radical political movement pushing for labor reform, progressive taxation, the regulation of business, and economic justice for the little guy. But in recent decades, as observers like journalist Thomas Frank and historian Michael Kazin have pointed out, the populist notion of an embattled people fighting an entrenched elite ... (Full article: 1829 words)

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