JOHN B. JUDIS at Folio



Long a prominent journalist and historian, John Judis visits with a timely book from a timely series of such books, The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics (Columbia Global Reports).

The Populist Explosion is far and away the most incisive examination of the central development in contemporary politics: the rise of populism on both the right and the left. John Judis, whose track record is unrivaled, is the ideal author to tackle the subject, and he has done a superb job, placing contemporary trends, including the rise of Donald Trump, in historical perspective. Judis demonstrates the crucial role of the 2008 recession both here and in Europe in discrediting the neoliberal agenda. This is must reading.” —Thomas Edsall, New York Times.

"Shows why journalists who have a sense of history, and its irony, need not be bewildered by the astonishing revolt against globalized elites in our time." —Pankaj Mishra, Bloomberg.

$10 at the door/$5 Folio members. Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum is at 314 Marion Street. For more information, please see

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
314 Marion Street
Seattle, WA 98104