Monday, March 10, 2014

Best of the Web Today: 1930-Something -

Best of the Web Today: 1930-Something - "At two old-school leftists, Thomas Frank and Adolph Reed Jr., offer a surprisingly interesting critique of the contemporary left and President Obama. Notwithstanding the unwieldy headline, "We Are All Right-Wingers Now: How Fox News, Ineffective Liberals, Corporate Dems and GOP Money Captured Everything," parts of the critique--though to be sure, only parts of it--could easily have come from conservative critics.

The format is an interview, with Frank (best known as author of "What's the Matter With Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America") asking the questions and Reed (a University of Pennsylvania political scientist) answering them. But it's really more a dialogue between two like-minded leftist dissenters, occasioned by what Frank calls Reed's "great and important essay in the current issue of Harper's Magazine," in which Reed, again quoting Frank, "manages to throw bucket after bucket of cold water over a Democratic Party that is still exulting after its big win in 2012.""

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