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In defense of populist rhetoric

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Populist rhetoric turns off many conservatives, and Matt Lewis is one of them. Writing at "The Week," Lewis worries about libertarian populists believing that “populist rhetoric [should] be employed as a cudgel to score political points.” He suggests this is to “give [liberals] a taste of their own medicine.” Lewis argues: [W]hile Republicans can and should reach out to the disaffected by...

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