The Thing About The Word Is: ‘The People Versus The Elites’

We’ve been discussing the word “populism” on the show (we have the best words) and my argument is that two different strains of the same word are embedded deeply in American culture and heritage. #BenedictDonald activated one type (called ‘Know Nothingism’ back in the day – 1850’s) but Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown and others have been doing the other kind of ‘populism’ (called Prairie Populism in the late 1800’s – a prior iteration) for years – and their time is now!