Ep130: Class War Confusion

I return with a Dive into a new essay from an historian commenting on what he calls the ‘Local Genty’ of America. Meaning the various millionaires who factor into a better class analysis. I then cover an interview with him to expand on his points and positions. In the 2nd Half I cover a conservative reaction and a moderate’s ideas which he rely on, muddling through the ideas of the professional class and how current politics can be mapped, perhaps incorrectly.

Music Used: This is the Life, by Weird Al

Sources

Wyman’s Essay on the Gentry Class
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/09/trump-american-gentry-wyman-elites/620151/
Wyman’s Interview with Jacobin
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/10/local-gentry-patrick-wyman-class-wealth-power
A populist Right response
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/american-gentry-elegy/
The Class Theory of centrist Micheal Lind
https://www.thebellows.org/the-double-horseshoe-theory/
His other article; other arguments for later
https://www.thebellows.org/the-myth-of-the-99/
A Left reaction to the rest; will cover in full next time
https://cosmonautmag.com/2021/09/to-hell-with-the-american-gentry/

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