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Wedgie

To accomplish their economic agenda conservatives have historically used race, crime,¬†abortion,¬†and gay marriage as divisive wedge issues. It’s the same today. Indeed, government at every level is under attack by the forces of organized wealth and their political enablers who … Continue reading

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Back to the Future

Ideologies that serve elite interests never really go away, they just reconstitute in new guises. In A Brief History of Neoliberalism, author David Harvey argues provocatively that neoliberalism is a continuation of early capitalism, whereby modern corporations are busy re-privitizing … Continue reading

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Dr. Sunstein, we have a problem

What does it take to be a good American? Should we follow our elites and trust that they know best, or should we question and criticize official explanations? I’m reading historian Rick Perlstein’s latest–“The Invisible Bridge,” where he examines this … Continue reading

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