The Liminal Left’s Bid for Power

Like our leading figures, our new left is young and highly educated. Is that tanking our chances at building a mass working-class coalition?

Illustration by George Wylesol

In 1970, Roger Freeman — a Richard Nixon adviser working on Ronald Reagan’s gubernatorial reelection campaign in California — offered a remarkably candid assessment of the postwar expansion of public higher education. “We are in danger of producing an educated proletariat,” he warned. “That’s dynamite! We have to be selective about who we allow to go through […]

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