Thursday, January 30, 2020

Prophetic study …

… It Was Never About Economic Anxiety: On the Book That Foresaw the Rise of Trump | Literary Hub. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

… part of the great value of re-reading Blue-Collar Aristocrats now is being reminded that Trump is not a Republican exception but rather the culmination of a Republican trend, going back to Barry Goldwater and only defied by “compassionate conservative” anomalies like George W. Bush, of playing on their resentment of women and racial minorities in order to win white male votes. LeMasters brings us much closer to the origin of that trend.
See also:  Moose' selling Club Tavern after 39 years.

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