Tuesday, April 29, 2014

NPR: The Downside Of American Conservatism And The Upside Of European Liberalism

The Paranoid Style in American Politics
By Richard Hofstadter
Harper’s Magazine
, November 1964, pp. 77-86.

There is a deep strain of pissy, backbiting bitterness in America... and an equally deep strain of "let's make it work for The Common Good" in Western Europe. 

By juxtaposing the following reports, these two world views come into focus.

"Kansas Town Destroyed By Tornado Spreads Blame For Lack Of Growth"

"Swedish Town Has 20 Year Plan To Move As Iron Mine Swallows It"

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