Saturday, December 04, 2004

"More Equal Than Others" by Godfrey Hodgson

Recommended reading: “More Equal Than Others” by Godfrey Hodgson. This is a recently published book by a renowned British journalist and historian. It is a political history of the last twenty-five years of what Hodgson calls “the conservative ascendancy” in America. He argues that the combination of conservative ideology and corporate power have caused America to abandon much of what was best in its past. He writes that income and wealth inequality have become so extreme that America now resembles the class-stratified societies of early-twentieth-century Europe. This is an insightful and extremely professional look at the last twenty-five years of our political history.

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