US Populism Deconstructed: The on-the-ground reality

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The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to a discussion with Director of Domestic Policy Studies at AEI Dr. Ryan Streeter

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Everyone knows that populism in the US and UK today is rooted not only in resentment toward elites but also economic alienation, decaying communities, and resulting despair. Right? Not quite. Using new, unique survey data, Dr. Ryan Streeter and his colleagues have found that the media narrative feeding explanations of the “Trump phenomenon” are incomplete, even misleading. Americans of all stripes are doing better than is reported. For instance, the “loneliness epidemic” on which there is endless reporting is overblown. The American Dream is not dead as is commonly reported; to the contrary, it is alive and well, especially among working class Americans. Americans derive a sense of community more from the neighborhoods where they live than their race or political ideology, putting a break on the power of “identity politics” that we hear so much about. 

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Dr. Ryan Streeter

Director of Domestic Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

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Adam Holloway MP

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United Kingdom

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