from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A political philosophy supporting the rights and power of the people in their struggle against the privileged elite.
- n. The movement organized around this philosophy.
- n. The philosophy of the Populist Party.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A political doctrine or philosophy that proposes that the rights and powers of ordinary people are exploited by a privileged elite, and supports their struggle to overcome this.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The political doctrines advocated by the People's party.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The political principles and policies of the Populists.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the political doctrine that supports the rights and powers of the common people in their struggle with the privileged elite
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By doing so, Obama will hopefully redefine the term "populism" in the political conversation.
The term "populism" is the more common label for commercial elitism, while "elitism" is almost always reserved for critical elitism, so from here on in those are the terms I'll use.
Largely funded by a few large industries and individuals (such as the Koch brothers), the Tea Party's pseudo-populism is not the same as the Christian Right's.
Sen Maria Cantwell and asked her to differentiate her anti-Wall Street populism from the similar rhetoric we were hearing from the Tea Party.
Inward-looking austerity and Tea Party populism is not the answer, neither for the US nor for Europe.
The old economic models are broken, and a little entrepreneurial populism is exactly what is needed.
The old economic models are broken, and a little entrepreneurial populism is exactly what is needed right now: someone with fresh ideas regarding how to spur manufacturing, how to jump-start new industries and companies.
From Bryan to Teddy to Perot to Palin, populism is always serious stuff and is never emotional claptrap!
Literally, definitionally, populism is the systematic attempt to appeal to a mass audience, to be popular.
Sadly it was just blatant populism from the Green and showed exactly why he is a Green and not in a party capable of winning a parliamentary seat.