Saturday, December 09, 2006
Sad Tune of the Day
[I]n a period of broad economic stagnation, the populism of working-class Southern whites, like a record stuck in a groove, remains targeted more against cultural than economic elites —Columnist Harold Meyerson writing in "The GOP's Southern Exposure"
So far as I know Harold Meyerson remains the only socialist writer in the mainstream media.
Let me add to Meyerson's comment that the majority of the American "Left" constitutes a kind of negative image of Southern whites. Their efforts are focused on the same cultural issues, only from an opposing side. This is both a strategic and tactical mistake.
Gasp! Socialists in the press (2/2/05)