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Can The Biden Administration Deliver Or Will Trumpism Return In 2024?

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Joe Biden is the product of a completely different world than the Ivy League meritocracy that has taken over the Democratic party.


On this edition of Your Call, we’re speaking with Thomas Frank about the current state of the Democratic Party and why Joe Biden didn’t win the election by a landslide.

In his latest book, The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism, Frank argues that Democrats need to change their strategy and get back to being a party that creates real change for working people. What will it take to ensure the Biden/Harris administration embraces and fights for a progressive agenda? 


Thomas Frank, political analyst, historian and author of many books, including his most recent, The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism

Web Resources:

The Guardian, Thomas Frank: Ding-dong, the jerk is gone. But read this before you sing the Hallelujah Chorus 

The Guardian, Thomas Frank: We need to reclaim populism from the right. It has a long, proud leftwing history 

The Guardian, Nathan Robinson: Trump should have lost in a landslide. The fact that he didn’t speaks volumes 

NY Mag, Park MacDougald: What’s the Matter With Populism? Nothing. 

The Intercept, Ryan Grim and Akela Lacy: Biden Wins, but Now the Hard Part Begins