Since the early days of the American republic, political thinkers have maintained that a grossly unequal division of property, wealth and power would lead to the erosion of democratic life. Yet over the past 35 years, neoconservatives and neoliberals alike have redrawn the tenets of American liberalism. Nowhere is this more evident than in our current mainstream political discourse, in which the politics of economic inequality are rarely discussed.More
"Thompson provides a great service in revisiting - and reviving - the tradition of seeing extreme economic inequality and democracy as incompatible." (Daniel Brook, The Nation)
"[A] sweeping intellectual history... Recommended." (CHOICE)
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