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  •  I've just started Lind's "Next American Nation" (8+ / 0-)

    It was published in 1995, but from what I've read of his recent essays, he was prescient about the Tea Party movement. Yes, it was a racist reaction the election of our First Black President, but it's not merely racist.

    I prefer economic history to "crystal ball" economics. The look back doesn't empower one to make predictions, but gives one better odds at making intuitive choices.

    Lind does well to remind us that "The New Deal" was more than economic stimulus and a social safety net. It was an unprecedented regime of economic regulation, too.

    Lind is not my favorite liberal on all issues, but those Texas liberals like make good critics of both southern conservatism and eastern establishment liberalism.

    “It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing
    he was never reasoned into” - Jonathan Swift

    by jjohnjj on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 01:35:58 PM PDT

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