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View Diary: Opening the Door for the Neoliberals: Fault Lines in the New Deal Coalition (63 comments)

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  •  Labor was, um, interesting in the '60s, what with (1+ / 0-)
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    mob penetration and combating same (Bobby, remember? while Nixon might as well have been the Don of Dons), and the conflict bt union members and their children (and their friends) bc of Vietnam, drugs and the counter-culture.

    I think you're corret as to some of the cause of the receeding of the strength of N/D constituency but I also think a big part - imo the major part - was just circumstances and all of it hitting at once in the the 'everything blows up together' that was the 60s.  Also, there's something to be said for the N/D constituency being something of a victim of its own success.

    •  Regimes outlive their time. (0+ / 0-)

      Organizations such as businesses must adapt to changing environments. Most of the can go just so far in reinventing themselves. There is always competition waiting to benefit from your failings.

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