The Rise of the Tea Partiers: A Long Time in Coming

As is always the case during any time of crisis, a far-right, populist movement is developing in the United States. It calls itself the Tea Party, after the famous Boston Tea Party of 1773 – a protest of colonial settlers against British colonialism. Cultural and Political Traditions The cultural and political traditions of any society […]

Anti-intellectualism in America

  The Nazis who posed as intellectual heavyweights read National Inquirer-type literature as they decided on death camps: Anti-intellectualism in America George W. Bush liked to spout off and boast about how he did not like to read the newspaper or even read at all.  Sarah Palin could not tell a piece of literature from […]