The Liberal Disdain for Middle Class America and Truth is Demonstrably Clear…

Fred Siegel's The Revolt Against the Masses

Fred Siegel’s The Revolt Against the Masses

On Fahrenheit 9/11: “Trafficking in poses, attitudes, and insinuations and sometimes outright lies [Michael] Moore was part of the Democrat’s steady leftward movement.” The Revolt Against the Masses, copyright © 2013 by Fred Siegel, Encounter Books, Page 165.

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“The billionaire progressives, the suburban MoveOn activists, and the left-wing bloggers were drawn together by hostility not only to Bush and the centrist Democratic Leadership Council, which was driven to extinction, but also to the private-sector middle class they scorned.” The Revolt Against the Masses, copyright © 2013 by Fred Siegel, Encounter Books, Page 190.

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“Wealthy liberals, wrote the young Moynihan, were “frustrated by their inability to translate success in private life” into political success. They “simply do not understand how and why people like” the drab party regulars who dominate elective office. Moynihan worried that the liberals’ habit of “impugning the motives of anyone they disagree with” would lead to an intense polarization.” The Revolt Against the Masses, copyright © 2013 by Fred Siegel, Encounter Books, Page 191.

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“Despite their differences á la Upstairs Downstairs, gentry liberals and ACORN activists were united in their disdain for middle-class morality. The real vulgarity wasn’t greed but rather a lack of self-awareness. From Randolph Bourne to Susan Sontag and Anna Wintour, a tasteful knowingness was seen as a morality of sorts that exempted the self-aware from the strictures of conventional rules.” The Revolt Against the Masses, copyright © 2013 by Fred Siegel, Encounter Books, Page 192.

 

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