The Populist's Guide to 2020: A New Right and New Left are Rising

The Populist's Guide to 2020: A New Right and New Left are Rising

Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti are co-hosts of Rising at The Hill TV, one of the fastest-growing political shows in America. Theirs is the only book that fuses the populist right and populist left to explain the rise of the Trump and Sanders movements. The authors curate an essential collection of their biting commentary, stunning predictions, media critiques, and reveal their vision for a working-class centered politics. No establishment media or political figure goes unscathed. This book reveals the white-hot core of The Hill Rising's meteoric rise in the alternative media space.

We are living through chaotic, nerve-wracking, and occasionally terrifying times, but we hope you will find this book both hopeful and helpful. Nothing has made us more hopeful than our work together on Rising, watching what unfolds, laughing at the absurdities, and joining in our outrage at the often bipartisan rituals of manipulating our fellow citizens and viewing them with contempt. People are often confused by our politics and how much we end up in agreement. Ultimately, we have largely different policy prescriptions and beliefs. However, we do share a central diagnosis of the rot in this country, of how we got to this place, and a deep skepticism of power. It's amazing how far you can get when you start in the same place with a shared understanding of reality. It's a hell of a lot further than the shallow, fake civility politics that the forces of the status-quo say you must embrace-'Keep quiet and hold still while they rip you to shreds.' We take the opposite view. Speak up. Make people uncomfortable. Don't let the "experts" convince you that better isn't possible.

Title:The Populist's Guide to 2020: A New Right and New Left are Rising
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781947492455
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  • Peter (Pete) Mcloughlin

    I watch Krystal and Saager all the time on rising. I would identify with populist left and I think while the right adopts the language of populism I think it is all smoke and mirrors. Anyway, I do enj...

  • Amanda

    I started watching "Rising with Krystal and Saagar" around the middle of last year and found it quite refreshing and informative compared to mainstream news. This book is an extension of the show. The...

  • Connor Christian

    A lot of the essays kinda felt like preaching to the choir, and while there were nuggets of very interesting facts (Holy crap, Clinton tried killing the Weinstein story?) overall it seemed to be mostl...

  • Aarav Balsu

    Good list of talking points. Strong give-this-to-your-lib-friend energy to shatter their illusions about the Democratic Party or the corporate media class.Fairly straightforward, easy-to-read, finishe...

  • Rob

    Disappointed that there wasn’t that much new content, but regardless I’m a big fan of their work....

  • Camilla

    This book is thoroughly packed with crucial observations on today's current political climate without the usual technocratic flair of punditry.Saagar and Krystal do an excellent job of exploring the f...

  • Brian

    Little substance; some but limited valueThis is a collection of on-air segments relating the author’s TV content to book form. At about three pages each, they’re repetitive, perhaps necessarily sh...

  • Anthony Locke

    Krystal and Saagar host a show called The Rising with The Hill. I regularly watch clips from their show and have found them to be enthusiastic, thoughtful, and prescient guides to discerning our polit...

  • Adam Kanter

    Outstanding book outlining populism through core rot, media, identity, and theories of change. Both left and right views are given consideration, and many points follow from the hill rising show which...

  • Paquita Maria Sanchez

    I do love them so....