: Geoffrey Nunberg in Sunday’s Times says that the word “populism” is coming back into use and favor with new meanings.
I take it to mean faith in the people. I tried calling this thing in which we’re all involved “populist media” until a few people (read: Clay Shirky) said that carried too much unclaimed baggage.
So I started calling this “citizens’ media.” And I like that better.
But I still want to see us reclaim “populist” for the people.