Is Toxic Populism on the Wane?

By Matthew T Rader, https://matthewtrader.com, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=88622532

The last decade saw the rise of populist movements in the United States. At the moment, the far right is of most concern, but populism is not limited to the right. It would be a mistake to think this, as this would assure a nasty surprise. Nor is populism unheard of in the United States. The two major flavors are on the left flank of American politics and the right. It was obvious with both the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street. Both…