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Re: Deirdre McCloskey & Rhetoric


Jonah, I concur and have been making this point for months (here and on my show), also noting the difficulty in defining the new proletariat or middle class. In fact, I address this to a degree in a book I have coming out in a few months. I would also recommend, for those who are interested, Raymond Aron’s classic “The Opium of the Intellectuals.” He did a great job on this very subject in a chapter entitled, “The Myth of the Proletariat.” This will clearly be an issue as we conservatives go forward, i.e., how we see the big issues and address them.