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    Broken Heartland Analysis

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    with a depiction of the meeting of the Iowa Society for Educated Citizens, a far-right anti-Semitic hate group at Colony Village Restaurant off I-80. Davidson describes the German prayer above the doorway to the meeting room, the prayer’s message of acceptance is juxtaposed with the group’s hate. The sign and restaurant present a window for context into ethnic hate and the Midwest, through which he does not look. The Colony Village Inn has a Williamsburg address, but every local recognizes the little neighborhood of gas stations, hotels, and restaurants…

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    intellectual elites has been gaining popular traction. There appears to be a pervasive societal notion that education is synonymous with elitism, a sentiment that politicians, particularly those on the right of the political spectrum, have been able to exploit. Rather than being an enlightening force of knowledge and wisdom as it has been considered in the past, education is currently being demonized as a tool of the establishment, of the wealthy liberal elite, a ladder up to the ivory tower,…

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    Rise Of Populism

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    On November 8th, 2016, the world stood in disbelief. Pundits and regular citizens alike could not believe that the next president of the United States would be Donald J. Trump. Trump had executed one of the most successful contemporary right wing populous campaigns in recent memory. In this essay, I will explore the psychological roots behind Trump’s success in populism, and how his narrative spoke and resonated with Americans more than expected. Defining Populism: In its most rudimentary form,…

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    There’s a wave of populism sweeping the globe that appears to have made everyone feel either defiantly jubilant or ready to shit their pants, depending on which side of the ideological aisle they’re on. The most prominent example of this populist wave is Donald J. Trump’s upset win over Hillary Clinton in our recent presidential election, but this is not isolated to the United States. Much of Europe, parts of Asia, and South America, as well, have seen such crusades gain momentum, as people…

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    the American Dream being an American paradox in American’s culture. Solomon describes the American Dream with “two faces: the one communally egalitarian and the other competitively elitist. This contradiction is not accident; it is fundamental to the structure of American society. Even as America’s great myth of equality celebrates the virtues of mom, apple pie, and the girl or boy next door, it also lures us to achieve social distinction, to rise above the crowd and bask alone in the glory”…

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    In the 19th and early 20th century, the Populist and Progressive party, closely identical in goals and demands, established their political movements for reform. The political parties, similar to their supporters’ issue on industrialization, were assembled with different members. The Populist Party represented small farmers whose produce were becoming impractical in result of commercialized agriculture. On the other hand, the Progressives exemplified middle-class citizens due to government and…

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    economic reform movements that have been discussed so far and they are Populism, Progressivism, and The New Deal. While each idea was thought of in different years they all have similarities and differences. They are similar because they all started from the same reason. For example, they all derive from finding solutions to problems at hand with the government and or the economy. They differ by their views, leaders, and how they plan on executing their ideas. They have their own ideas of what…

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    Cardenas And Populism

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    Cardenismo at is core is based on populist principles of appealing to the masses. To maintain order and popularity President Cardenas created policies that would make the masses content, regardless of their long-term implications. By disguising the policies with populist rhetoric Cardenas was able to appear to be institutionalizing the ideals of the Mexican Revolution. In reality he was cutting deals right and left in order to maintain his popularity. This political performance resulted in…

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    Mcadam And Kloos Analysis

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    government. In 1964, 74 percent of Americans trusted their government “to do the right thing”. Contrastingly, only 19 percent believed the same when asked in October of 2013 (McAdam and Kloos, 325). The 2013 government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis has only fueled this lack of trust with many American citizens outright wary of Congress. Similarly, Eduardo Porter writes much of the same in his article in the New York Times. He writes that the US democracy has gotten increasingly dysfunctional…

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    In the 19th and early 20th century, the Populist and Progressive party, closely identical in goals and demands, established their political movements for reform. The political parties, similar in supporters’ issue on industrialization, were assembled with different members. The Populist Party represented small farmers whose produce were becoming impractical in result of commercialized agriculture. On the other hand, the Progressives exemplified middle-class citizens due to government and…

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