Why the Great Recession Led to a Populist Revival

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William Jennings Bryan, Democratic congressman of Nebraska, speaks during his campaign in Chicago in 1896.

In The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics, John B. Judis, political analyst and former senior editor of The New Republic, traces modern political shifts across the globe to the rise of the populist movement of the 1890s, and gives insight into understanding Bernie Sanders’ popularity as a presidential candidate, how Donald Trump became the presidential nominee of the Republican Party and why Britain voted to leave the U.K. 

Event: John B. Judis will be in conversation with James Marcus, editor-in-chief of Harper's magazine, at Book Culture (485 Columbus Ave. and 82 St.) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5th.