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March 31, 2002

A Bas Fine post by Gary Farber about the modern history of the American Left, and why we’re in such a rut.
[…] Few leftists have ever had much sense of or knowledge of leftist history, instead riding on a vogue of contemporary down-with [capitalism, globalization, polluters, Republicans, contras, corporations, etc.] that is as much a politics of feel-good, feel-righteous as is that of those on the Right whose chimes are rung by snarling at [those liberals, the nanny state, pacifists, taxes, class warfare, big government, redistributionism, the Clintons].
I particularly like the concept of “contemporary down-with,” which nicely encompasses a whole universe of moral laziness and cheap glow. But read the whole post. [02:57 PM]
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