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'''Populist''' historically is a label used to describe certain candidates and public figures with popular appeal outside the norms acceptable to the establishment political class and its supportive [[mainstream media]].  
 
'''Populist''' historically is a label used to describe certain candidates and public figures with popular appeal outside the norms acceptable to the establishment political class and its supportive [[mainstream media]].  
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Populism and [[Progressivism]], while sometimes have gone hand in hand, remain two distinct notions. Fundamentally, populism is [[democracy|democratic]], even if at times it has a wrongheaded approach, as can occur; whereas Progressivism is fundamentally anti-democratic and the road to [[technocracy]] and [[authoritarianism]].
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No better distinction can be seen in the modern era than between the [[mainstream]] populist [[Donald Trump]], and the progressive populist [[Bernie Sanders]].
  
 
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Revision as of 11:47, 9 August 2018

Populist historically is a label used to describe certain candidates and public figures with popular appeal outside the norms acceptable to the establishment political class and its supportive mainstream media.

Populism and Progressivism, while sometimes have gone hand in hand, remain two distinct notions. Fundamentally, populism is democratic, even if at times it has a wrongheaded approach, as can occur; whereas Progressivism is fundamentally anti-democratic and the road to technocracy and authoritarianism.

No better distinction can be seen in the modern era than between the mainstream populist Donald Trump, and the progressive populist Bernie Sanders.