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Trump and Class

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On August 24, 2020
I still maintain with as much vigor as I did in 2016 that part of the reason Trump won is that white working class people saw in him someone who might fight for their dying industrial jobs, or at least represented their anger that those jobs were gone. That was far from the whole reason–of […]

Podcasting

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On May 24, 2018

I was lucky enough to be on The Sound and the Furious Podcast last week, with scholars seeking to combine academia and pop culture in ways that reach out to a broad audience. The subject was “Th

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The best piece I’ve read on Trump, the American working classes, and the path forward is this by Sam Adler-Bell. Good stuff: I’ve largely avoided this conversation until now. It’s been marked by bad faith and straw men on both sides. And I think the media’s preoccupation with these voters—over, say, working class people of […]

The Answer is Class

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On March 23, 2014
This Times op-ed on why people born in certain counties dominate Wikipedia entries spends a lot of words to miss the obvious answer. An excerpt: The first striking fact in the data was the enormous geographic variation in the likelihood of becoming a big success, at least on Wikipedia’s terms. Your chances of achieving notability […]

Class Identity

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On February 23, 2014

A very interesting report showing that despite the constant discussion of the middle class in the media and by our politicians, as many Americans openly identify as working class as they do middle cla

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