Centrist populism and the "double horseshoe" theory of class

Twenty years ago Michael Lind called for a "radical center" - and not much has changed.

Populist politics are nothing new in the United States — certainly not on the left. Even on the right, where some pundits have detected an uptick in populist rhetoric, Republican politicians and their media counterparts have long railed against various “elites”: academics, celebrities, journalists, and so on. Centrists, meanwhile, have always had their …

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