Tuesday, July 16, 2002


Every so often I forget that Max Sawicky is at least in some respects Marxian in his outlook, and then I read something like this:

Authentic populism stems from class antagonism founded on economic inequality.

Max, I love ya, buddy, I really do, but that just ain't true... populism can arise from a variety of sources, and leftist class antagonism is only one of them. After all, populism is in the end a political phenomenon, and only an economist (and a really leftist one at that) would think that the only "authentic" form of populism is based on class antagonism and economic inequality.

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