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American Populist Language's Shift from Left to Right

Professor Michael Kazin's new book, "The Populist Persuasion: An American History," explores the rise and change of populism and its effect on the political structure. He examines populism's roots as a leftist, liberal movement, and how populist ideas came to be used as rhetoric of conservative Presidents Nixon and Reagan.


Other segments from the episode on February 14, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 14, 1995: Interview with Michael Kazin; Review of P.D. James's novel "Original Sin" and K.C. Constantine's novel "Cranks and Shadows"; Interview with William…


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