Of populists and political fusion

Quillen, Ed
August 2008
High Country News;8/18/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 15, p9
The author reflects on the political contributions of the late U.S. Democratic President William Jennings Bryan. He asserts that Bryan was one of the members of the Populist Party, that dominated the government until the end of the 19th century, and was nominated by both Democrats and Populists brought by his advocacy to peace and opposition to Social Darwinism. The author contends that the development of the 1892 constitution plays essential role in shaping and enhancing the country's politics.


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