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VDH on our Deplorable Elites

Fenster writes: Victor Davis Hanson pens a characteristically sane and sober column on elite disparagement of the masses.  He starts with Mike Bloomberg, who when at Oxford several years ago dismissed farming, ancient and modern. He lectured that agriculture was … Continue reading

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Elites and Private Virtue

Fenster writes: Nils Gilman writes: Perhaps the most insidious threat facing Western democracies has been the progressive decline of elite accountability and responsibility. “Today’s elite is more talented and open but lacks a self-conscious leadership code. The language of meritocracy … Continue reading

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Can you secede while still being in charge?

Brundle Guy writes: Mike Lofgren wrote this article for The American Conservative asking if the wealthy elites in America have, for all intents and purposes, seceded from the union and created their own world while still governing and controlling the rest of … Continue reading

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