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The New Populism: Myths, Truths, and the Contested Future

April 26, 2018

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Johns Hopkins University, Mason Hall, Homewood Campus
3101 Wyman Park Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218


Join the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy for a robust discussion of American populism today. Renowned political theorist William Galston will draw upon his recent book, Anti-Pluralism: The Populist Threat to Liberal Democracy (2018), to describe the breakdown of the post-World War II economic bargain, the growing divide between urban and rural communities, and the pressures associated with an education-based meritocracy – even as he recommends a thoughtful and hopeful way forward. Galston will be joined by Franklyn Baker, President and Chief Executive Officer of the United Way of Central Maryland, who will set out the parameters of this crisis of legitimacy in our own community, and by Ashley Berner, who will discuss its implications for social cohesion and civic education. Institute Director David Steiner will moderate the discussion.

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