Friday, November 8, 2013

The Nation's Rick Perlstein: Meet the New Cranks, the Same as the Old Cranks

Rick Perlstein's article in The Nation is linked below.

The Nation's Rick Perlstein: The Continuity From Joe McCarthy, through Barry Goldwater, through Ronald Reagan, through Newt Gingrich, to Ted Cruz

"All right-wing antigovernment rage in America bears a racial component, because liberalism is understood, consciously or unconsciously, as the ideology that steals from hard-working, taxpaying whites and gives the spoils to indolent, grasping blacks...Every time the government acts to expand the prerogatives of citizenship and economic opportunity to formerly disenfranchised groups, a racism-soaked backlash ensues." 

---Rick Perlstein, The Nation

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