I return with a dive into a new essay from an historian commenting on what he calls the ‘Local Gentry’ of America. Meaning the various millionaires who factor into a better class analysis. I then cover an interview with him that expands on his points and positions. In the 2nd half I cover a conservative reaction to the essay and a moderate’s ideas which he relies on, muddling through the ideas of the professional class and how current politics can be mapped, mostly incorrectly.
Music Used: This is the Life, by Weird Al
Wyman’s Essay on the Gentry Class
Wyman’s Interview with Jacobin
A populist Right response
The Class Theory of centrist Micheal Lind