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posted on May 9, 2012

As The American Scholar’s Twitter feed declared yesterday, William Deresiewicz writes on his blog “in defense of the values of voters in ‘fly-over states.’” In doing so, he takes issue with arguments that dismiss the beliefs of working-class voters as misguided. (He sees this trend through Real Time’s Bill Maher and in the central thesis of Thomas Frank’s What’s the Matter with Kansas?) He asks: “Are only the wealthy entitled to ideals? Are progressive ideals the only authentic ones?”

Read at The American Scholar