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05 February 2008

Screwed: The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class

Click above to launch a Flash video of this CSPAN-filmed event. CSPAN has revamped their website, including adding this cool page: CSPAN Video Library. Dig it.

It's a bit sketchy in its whirlwind tour through history, world and American, but settles down on more American political history and political theory. Yes, it's annoying that Hartmann thinks that Rousseau wrote in the 1600s (born in 1712, that'd be a neat trick) or that Darwin wrote The Descent of Man in "the early 1800s" (born the same day as Lincoln -- February 12, 1809 -- that, too would be a neat trick -- Descent was published in 1871). His statements on Darwin, Darwinism, and so forth, are more than a bit philosophically naive:

But the general point is well-taken, and I can think of many personal friends who really need to hear this, but will never listen -- even though it's smack-dab in the center of their interests. Not as much fun as hating dusky Others, though, so...

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