A reality-based blog by Stephen Saperstein Frug
Still hoping for a eucatastrophe.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Even Those Who
Remember the Past Are Doomed to Repeat It
While we're all talking
about the parallels between the
paranoid right of the 1960's
and today's Tea Partiers
, may I suggest taking the time to read (or reread)
Richard Hofstadter's classic essay "The Paranoid Style in American Politics"
)? It's sort of the 1960's version of this conversation, demonstrating that the John Birch Society wasn't any more novel a phenomenon in its day than the Tea Parties are today.
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