What is Populism?

In Analysis by Michael Rae

There are a few people who talk up ‘populism’ as something good, such as Steve Hilton at Fox News. Many others condemn ‘populism,’ including some classical liberals. A lot of the ‘populism’ talk does not sit well with me.
What is populism? I will consider several meanings and ask whether ‘populism’ is apt.
But first, some preliminary reflections on word usage and meaning.
Political discourse abounds with waywardness in word usage. It’s something you do not want to fall into. Falling into it has two sides, passive and active. The passive vice is going along with the wayward word usage in the discourse

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