Ordinarily I don’t use this space to link to other articles of note (I’d be at a dozen or more links a day at least) but since I did start this project with one of those links praising (sort of) Pat Buchanan I thought I would put this piece here.
I don’t care for the strong scent of Know-Nothingism that seems to always hover around Buchanan’s writing. However, I do think it is interesting to point out how one of the very inventors of the “Reagan Democrats” in the 1970s seems more or less agreeing with my thesis that for the lower white working class the very recession that helped pushed them to vote Republican (Reagan) in 1980 never really went away.
I have recently taken a new position at the University of Washington and the challenges of being the new guy are really keeping me on my toes! I’m hoping by the time Fall Quarter begins I will be able spend more time writing here again. It’s been the one thing missing from a great summer!