The journal First Things had an interesting review of Michael Lind’s The New Class War: Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite by Patrick J. Deneen entitled simply: ‘Replace the Elites’

“Then came the deluge. A combination of right- and left-­libertarianism came to dominate both political parties. On the right, an anti-regulatory instinct justified an assault on the gains of organized labor. International trade deals encouraged the ­outsourcing of jobs. A tacitly open-borders ­immi­gration policy brought in millions of laborers whose uncertain legal status meant they could be paid far less than citizens. On the left, sexual libertarianism increasingly dominated the agenda, beginning with the embrace of Roe v. Wade and continuing with the normalization of ­homosexuality and gay marriage and, today, the insistence that one’s sex is a matter of preference. Both positions required, and resulted in, a weakening of traditional associations—from the family to voluntary associations to religious organizations and, finally, the nation itself. They also fostered the rise of a new leadership class.”

Lind’s book The New Class War: Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite is available for sale on Amazon.com.

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