The great, sustaining myth of American classlessness

October 15, 1990|By Benjamin DeMott

THIS COUNTRY is in shackles, its thought, character and public policy locked in distortion and lies. The deceit stands at the root of federal and state budgetary chaos and corrodes every aspect of national life. It causes the chief executive to expatriate on the defense of "our life style" -- our life style -- as though the way of life of the privileged were universal. And that obliviousness is but a minor symptom of a vast, country-wide self-deception.

Straight About Class."

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