Clayton to talk crazy politics in America


Mukilteo Library
4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo
Mar 25, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

2-4 p.m. in the Mukilteo Meeting Room at the Mukilteo Library (4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. in Mukilteo). Anti-establishment candidates rail against the government they seek to lead; populist groups, like the Tea Party or Occupy Wall Street, howl about corruption in political and economic institutions and wild conspiracy theories abound. Has American politics always been so crazy? Washington State University political science professor Cornell Clayton’s talk explains the rise of today's populist and conspiratorial politics, draws parallels to earlier periods and describes how populism on the left and right differ today.