Books What Is Populism? by Jan-Werner Mueller Hardcover, 123 pages, Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, List Price: $19.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleWhat Is Populism?AuthorJan-Werner Mueller Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Examines the characteristics of populism, using the U.S., Latin America, and Eastern Europe as examples, and argues that populism, in being a rejection of pluralism, can lead to the creation of authoritarian states. Genres: Politics & Public Affairs Nonfiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about What Is Populism? Elissa Nadworny/NPR NPR Ed Summer Reading For The College-Bound June 30, 2017 Lots of colleges have common reading programs; some are just for freshmen, and for others, the entire campus or local community joins in. What are college kids reading this summer? Here's a sampling.