In this week’s episode of Politics In Question, Paul Elliott Johnson joins Julia and James to discuss conservative populism. Johnson is Assistant Professor of Deliberation and Civic Life in the Department of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on rhetorical theory, argumentation, and American politics, with a particular focus on the rhetoric of populism and American conservatism. He is the author of I the People: The Rhetoric of Conservative Populism in the United States (University of Alabama Press, 2022).

What is conservative populism? Does it define American conservatism? How does it differ from liberal populism? And what does it tell us about the next chapter in American politics? These are some of the questions Paul, Julia, and James ask in this week’s episode.

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