Awards & Events

City Club to Look Inside ‘Great Revolt’ With Co-Author

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The City Club of the Mahoning Valley will host Salena Zito, co-author of “The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics”, at 5:30 p.m. May 24 at the Butler Institute of American Art.

Zito will talk with Paul A. Sracic, chairman of Youngstown State University’s department of politics and international relations, about those who voted for President Donald Trump, their roots in Midwestern culture and the future of populism in American politics.

Following rapid political rise and Trump’s surprise election in 2016, Zito and co-author Brad Todd traveled more than 27,000 miles to interview 300 Trump voters in 10 swing counties.

Those interviewed span a variety of careers, income brackets, education levels, and party allegiances, painting a more diverse picture of those who voted for Trump than one might expect. The authors argue that this group of voters represents a united front of a movement that has more impact on the nation’s politics than the 2016 election.

Tickets are $10 for City Club members and $20 for nonmembers, and can be ordered here. The event will also be streamed live online.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.