November 2007Volume 57, 2007
Twentieth-Century Socialism Is a Story of Crushing Tyranny and 64 Million Deaths
NOVEMBER 01, 2007 by RICHARD EBELING
SEPTEMBER 28, 2007 by SHELDON RICHMAN
In one ofthose boilerplate articles about the deteriorating American middle class, Washington Postcolumnist Harold Meyerson points out that a new Pew Research Center surveyreveals that an increasing number of people think we live in a country dividedinto "haves" and "have-nots" and that more people now put themselves in thesecond group. Have and have-not what exactly? Meyerson has little to say aboutthat rather obvious question beyond mentioning job stability and retirement security, asthough being without those things is equivalent to being in poverty.Nevertheless, he offers an explanation for why Republicans are morereluctant than Democrats to acknowledge this great division in our land: "Apparently, so great is Republicans'loyalty to the Bush presidency that they're willing to overlook their ownexperience. And, in many cases, to attribute the nation's transformation solelyto immigration, rather than to the rise of a stateless laissez-fairecapitalism over which the American people wield less and less power"(emphasis added). Excuse me? More . . .
A NEW article by Sheldon Richman