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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Bernie, The Donald, and the Sins of Liberalism An American Version of Class Struggle

Bernie, The Donald, and the Sins of Liberalism
An American Version of Class Struggle
By Steve Fraser
Arising from the shadows of the American repressed, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have been sending chills through the corridors of establishment power.  Who would have thunk it?  Two men, both outliers, though in starkly different ways, seem to be leading rebellions against the masters of our fate in both parties; this, after decades in which even imagining such a possibility would have been seen as na├»ve at best, delusional at worst. Their larger-than-life presence on the national stage may be the most improbable political development of the last American half-century.  It suggests that we are entering a new phase in our public life.
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http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176148/tomgram%3A_steve_fraser%2C_how_the_age_of_acquiescence_came_to_an_end/#more

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