The Inquiring Reader
Reviews, critiques, and thoughts

John B. Judis

  • The Populist Explosion

    The Great Recession has shown that the neoliberal promise of order and prosperity that once dominated global politics no longer holds true for large swaths of the population. The emergence of the Tea Party, Donald Trump, Occupy Wall Street, and Bernie sanders points to a changing tide in modern politics. Judis argues that they all use the language of populism to unite voters across traditional boundaries of class, race, and ethnicity to oppose a wealthy and corrupt "elite."