The editor of this work argues that the contemporary American political scene is increasingly driven by populist demands. This is the only book on American Politics which outlines this trend. Using primary sources and analyses from government and the media, the book examines the many aspects from all points of the political spectrum, of populism. It is divided into three sections, covering ecomic, cultural, and governmental populism. Each section contains unique stories, told through informative reporting, reasoned analysis, and passionate oratory. Freed from the traditional ideological conceptions of American politics, this work allows the reader to understand the diverse nature of contemporary populism.
KARL G. TRAUTMAN is Instructor of Political Science at Lansing Community College and Washtenaw Community College. He received a Ph.D in political science from the University of Hawaii in 1992. He has been a candidate for state representative in New Hampshire, a research assistant for Meet the Press, and has taught political science in Massachusetts, Hawaii, Kansas, Connecticut and Michigan.