Exclusive First Interview with Cindy’s Corners on Trump, Brexit and How Being A Pragmatic Is Winning For All
Revolutionary Ideas To Rebuild Economic Security, Family, And Community In America
Fox News host of “The Next Revolution” and former senior policy advisor in the UK, Steve Hilton shows how populism can be a positive force for improving lives, with revolutionary ideas to restore the economic security that working Americans once took for granted, and rebuild the ties of family, community and nation that have been ripped apart by decades of policies that favored big government, big business, and the powerful.
The elites still can’t believe Donald Trump won or that Britain voted for Brexit.
Hilton recounts his own journey from immigrant roots to the heart of power – and his deeply personal battles with the permanent bureaucracy once there – Hilton vividly describes the scale of change that’s needed if the true promise of the populist revolution is to be delivered, including:
• An unprecedented assault on centralized government and the administrative state to make sure “Drain The Swamp” is not just a slogan
• A completely fresh approach to jobs, schools and skills so every working American can live on what they earn
• Practical steps to reverse the disaster of family breakdown so that every child can be raised in a stable, loving home
• Ideas to revitalize our communities by giving citizens real control
Whether by challenging the excess power of corporations in our economy or the corrupt influence of donors and lobbyists in our government, the ideas in this book echo the intent of America’s founders by taking power from the ruling class and putting it in the hands of the people.
For too long, populism has been defined by those who despise it. By focusing on what populism is for, and not just what it’s against, Hilton provides a coherent philosophy and practical blueprint for how the movement can have an impact beyond one election cycle, and in people’s everyday lives. That’s Positive Populism.
“For the average person, this movement is easy to learn about, understand and get involved. It is about being pragmatic, not idealogical. It’s not about the interests of a small corporate leadership. It’s about working man’s Four Pros; worker, family, community and America.
Donald Trump, the free-market businessman represents this all, despite the opposition he faces from every angle in Washington, even from his own party.
Hilton uses President’s Trumps actions regarding the Embassy move to Jerusalem as the perfect example of positive populism. Trump made a campaign promise and kept it, something former presidents never did. They did a lot of talking but backed away when lobbyists influenced final decisions. Trump did something the average working person understood.
As an education activist, I relate to everything idea Hilton believes. “Schools are outdated and totally structured by what a government in office chooses. Schools should be run like an open-market business, with “total school choice and voucher system.” Local school boards should be eliminated and parents should have more input in education.”
Nazi Germany and Mistaken Jewish Identity
Steve told me a fascinating story about his dad. Hilton asked about my Hungarian last name. He told me how his father was a Hungarian Hockey star. He was the goaltender for the National Hungarian team and attended the games in Germany in 1936. He had to change his name from Hircsak because it sounded “too Jewish,” even thou he was not. His family left Hungary in 1956, during the Hungarian Revolution and settled in Britain.
Since moving to the USA in 2012, Steve Hilton has taught at Stanford University and founded a non-partisan political technology start-up with the mission of fighting big money in politics and putting power in people’s hands. He is the author of More Human: Designing a World Where People Come First, a UK Sunday Times bestseller in 2015. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two sons.
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