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The campaigns of both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders were built on populist messages that framed the election as a choice between the interests of the working class and “elites.” But who are these so-called elites? Florida International University Professor Jerry Haar suggests that current day populists themselves may, in fact, be the new elites. He shares his thoughts on the emerging political landscape in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

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