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Class war: from culture to economics

John Cassidy at the New Yorker has a round-up of some recent news, and asks:

Is this how the American class war begins?

Probably not, but Moises Naim surely has it right when he says: “The long, peaceful coexistence with income and wealth inequality is ending.”

The class war has been going on since the 1960s. It’s only now showing signs of changing from a cultural basis to an economic one.

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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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