Tag Archives: Politics of Resentment

The Day Came

Forget North Korea. Forget Russia and Syria and Iran and ISIS too. Forget the repeal of Obamacare and its replacement with free-market nonsense that will cover no one but the healthy rich – and forget tax reform that will make … Continue reading

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The Republican Experiment

Sometimes the unimaginable happens. Back in the sixties, when it was long hair and talking about the revolution and about not trusting anyone over thirty, the Beatles released that ditty about finally turning sixty-four – and it didn’t seem to be ironic … Continue reading

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The Rural Mandate

The sixties ended two years early, in 1968, with the election of Richard Nixon. Jack Kennedy had been assassinated early on, and then, in 1968, it was Martin Luther King, and then Bobby Kennedy – and all the antiwar protests … Continue reading

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Regarding Deviancy

Every useful catchphrase has its origin: Defining Deviancy Down was an expression coined by the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan in 1993. Moynihan based his phrase on the theory of Emile Durkheim that there is a limit to the bad … Continue reading

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That Slow Boat to China

In 1870 or so, it was best not to hang around the Boston House at the corner of Davis and Chambers streets near the waterfront in San Francisco. The place was run by James “Shanghai” Kelly and often the whiskey … Continue reading

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A Possible Taxonomy of American Voters

Taxonomy is the practice and science of classification, and in biology, that’s sorting things into domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species – from the general to the specific. It’s a process of figuring out what’s related to … Continue reading

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In the Land of Seething Resentment

Graduate school at Duke was a long time ago, the early seventies, and North Carolina seemed like such a nice place, at the time. Southerners were polite and pleasant after all, not seething with resentment after all the civil rights … Continue reading

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