The Populist Memo

Michael Foster
Towards a populist governing philosophy
Created 06 Feb 2021
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  • Peace Among Ourselves
    07 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    In 2019, a group of conservative intellectuals assembled for a conference on the emerging school of thought known as national conservatism. They discussed topics that had become ubiquitous in the Trum...
  • Union Now, Union Forever
    03 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    In order to scale our efforts to develop and popularize a national populist governing philosophy, The Populist Memo is now actively seeking contributions from other writers. This will be the first of ...
  • Trump's Near W on Science Policy
    28 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Palladium Magazine just published an article by Jason Parry about SciHub, the online repository for pirated academic papers and other works. The piece touches on the possibility of “effectively nation...
  • BIG Marco Doesn't Miss
    26 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Marco Rubio is the most underrated senator. His American Investment in the 21st Century report gets to the core of much of America’s economic dysfunction. The report is well-worth reading in its entir...
  • Another Desantis W: Dr. Lapado
    24 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Ron Desantis just announced his pick for Surgeon General of the state of Florida, Dr. Joseph A. Lapado. Dr. Lapado’s academic background is everything you might expect: “Dr. Ladapo was recently grante...
  • New Peter Thiel Biography
    23 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    This is the first installment of Populism Today, a shorter, more varied, and more current complement newsletter to The Populist Memo. Lately, I haven’t been releasing new material as often as I had ho...
  • When Government Worked
    22 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 0 2
    For roughly a decade, the Civilian Conservation Corps put millions of young men to work tending to America’s natural resources. In the early days of the CCC, the program was a vital lifeline for its p...
  • Against the Universities
    08 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 2 1
    America’s universities have failed badly. The cost of tuition has dramatically outpaced inflation. They’ve abetted crippling financial mistakes for millions of students. They’ve become incubators for ...
  • Strange Alliances
    14 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 3 1
    Primaries are important, and multiple 2022 candidates are running on platforms that are broadly aligned with a national populist message. However, it’s unrealistic to believe that we’re going to unsea...
  • All the King's Fans
    04 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    "Long, like Caesar, saw the rot in Rome, saw the petty princes of his day…” - Pedro Gonzalez “The Kingfish is making a comeback,” proclaims Ellen Carmichael at the beginning of her recent National Rev...
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