Notes and Reflections on Books and Media
by Hannah Leitheiser
Busting the Barricades: What I Saw at the Populist Revolt
'Core of Reaganism was this: returning power to the people by disempowering behemoth institutions yields the greatest freedom for all.
He believed in the individual over the state...Reagan liked to say,
"Don't trust me; trust yourselves."
That was his consistent view and it
helped paved the path for the
populist movement of the present.
It's easy to see why historians
have called him a true American populist.'
- Laura Ingraham, Busting the Barricades: What I Saw at the Populist Revolt (2017)