In 2016:— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) January 2, 2021
75% felt “America needs a strong leader to take the country back from the rich and powerful.”
72% agreed “the American economy is rigged to advantage the rich and powerful.”
76% believed “the mainstream media is more interested in making money than telling the truth.”
I love the testimonials from Louisianans who remembered Huey Long pic.twitter.com/TiGjCzKXu8— Queenfish Sadie Long ???? (@GoodGirlSadie) January 2, 2021
This PBS documentary is a good introduction to the life of Huey Long. In the months ahead, I will be reviewing T. Harry William’s biography Huey Long and Huey Long’s own Every Man A King: The Autobiography Of Huey P. Long and My First Days In The White House. I’m also planning to review Alan Brinkley’s book Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin and the Great Depression.
Note: If we could find a candidate who could run on an updated version of Huey Long’s platform in 2024, he would walk into the White House.