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Us WASPs Have to Stick Together — We Sure Aren’t Running Things Anymore October 5, 2006

Posted by David Card in Media.
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There’s no good reason for me to link to this Michael Kinsley piece in Slate that pokes wicked fun at Bill O’Reilly, other than it made me laff out loud. I sure don’t speak Thai, and indeed, my Latin gets sketchy after a few martoonis. I had a journalism prof — and ex-Boston Globe city editor — who would similarly tweak a Globe working-class wannabe. Nothing worse than a bogus populist. “Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, pass the brie, will you, and would you like some more Chablis?”

    Reverse snobbery, unlike the traditional kind, is a tribute to democracyit’s egalitarianism overshooting the mark. And it is a countervailing social force against growing economic disparity. But when you’re faking it, if you’re not careful, reverse snobbery can look a lot like the traditional kind.
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