Talking About The Working Class

“…there is a large mass of people in this country between the abjectly poor and the comfortably upper-middle-class, and we all seem to be at a loss as to how to think about them. Are they middle class? Working class? Working poor?”

In The American Scholar William Deresiewicz wonders how we should talk about the working class, and who will be able to mobilize them. On the mobilization front: “Since one of the parties is finally doing very well with the politics of identity and the other fears for its survival, it just might someday be the GOP.”


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