Steve Babson – Author of “Forgotten Populists: When Farmers Turned Left to Save Democracy”

When Farmers Became Heroes: Exploring the Legacy of Forgotten Populists

Mike interviews Steve Babson.

In this electrifying episode of intellectual exchange, Steve Babson, the insightful author of “Forgotten Populists: When Farmers Turned Left to Save Democracy,” delves into the depths of history to unravel the captivating story of grassroots activism and social upheaval. Babson’s narrative paints a vivid picture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a time marked by economic turmoil, political corruption, and social injustice. Against this backdrop, ordinary farmers rose up to challenge the status quo, demanding fair wages, economic equality, and political representation for all.


With meticulous research and passionate storytelling, Babson shines a spotlight on the forgotten heroes of the Populist movement. Their courageous efforts, from grassroots organizing to political activism, paved the way for lasting social reform. Their bold actions laid the foundation for a more just and equitable society.

Through thought-provoking insights and compelling anecdotes, Babson highlights the resilience and determination of the Populists, who defied entrenched power structures to champion the rights of ordinary Americans. Their struggles and triumphs serve as a timeless reminder of the power of collective action and the enduring quest for justice.

As the conversation unfolds, Babson explores the relevance of the Populist movement in today’s political landscape. Drawing parallels between past and present, he examines the enduring legacy of grassroots activism and its implications for contemporary social movements.

In a world grappling with economic inequality, political polarization, and environmental degradation, Babson’s book offers a timely reminder of the power of ordinary people to effect meaningful change. Through solidarity, perseverance, and a commitment to justice, the forgotten Populists remind us that democracy is a living, breathing ideal worth fighting for.

Mike Fallat and Steve Babson talk about the book Forgotten Populists: When Farmers Turned Left to Save Democracy.

With its rich historical context and insightful analysis, “Forgotten Populists” provides a compelling narrative that challenges conventional wisdom and inspires readers to rethink the possibilities of social and political change. Babson’s work serves as a rallying cry for activists, scholars, and citizens alike, urging us to confront the injustices of the past and build a more equitable future for all.

As the conversation draws to a close, listeners are left with a renewed sense of hope and possibility. Babson’s book serves as a testament to the enduring power of grassroots activism and the importance of remembering those who came before us. In a world plagued by division and discord, the story of the forgotten Populists offers a ray of hope, reminding us that change is possible when ordinary people unite in pursuit of a common goal.

Steve Babson’s conversation offers a captivating glimpse into a forgotten chapter of American history, shedding light on the untold stories of those who dared to dream of a better world. “Forgotten Populists” is not just a book—it’s a call to action, a reminder that the struggles of the past can inspire us to create a brighter future for generations to come.

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About Mike Fallat

Mike Fallat, aka The BookMan, is the owner of Dreamstarters Publishing and the Million Dollar Book Agency. They have helped 300+ entrepreneurs become bestselling authors. His goal is to help 1,000 entrepreneurs publish books and teach them how to use their books as a gateway to generating 7-figures.

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