The Death of the Liberal Class

tags: politics, liberal

This is a…polemic. The author is mad. He thinks that “the liberal class” has capitulated to the interests of The Right, corporations, and the military.

He never clearly defines “the liberal class.” Or maybe he did and I missed it? I think he just means The Left.

If that’s the case, then it’s pretty wild because the author accuses a bunch of things that are traditionally Left-friendly – like, the media and Obama – and holds them out as examples of things that The Right has consumed.

(Actually, I don’t think he ever uses the phrase The Right. There are a lot of Bad Guys here. I’m not totally sure what or who they are.)

I skimmed a lot of it, because past a certain point, the author was just ranting. I skipped to the end to see if there was any practical advice, but I didn’t find any.

If you like history, this is a good book. He covers a lot of ground. And the book shows another side of historical events. You don’t have to believe it, but sometimes it’s just handy to know what other people think. If you’re on The Right and are utterly convinced of your rightness, well, then some perspective is good.

But this isn’t a book that will show how to do anything. It’s goal seems to just be to get you mad, which might be some prompt for action. I…guess?

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