Saturday, October 4, 2008

Minority Vices

Populism flatters the people, contrasting their virtue with the alleged vices of some minority -- in other times, Jews or railroad owners or hard-money advocates; today, the villain is "Wall Street greed," which is contrasted with the supposed sobriety of "Main Street."

Conservative columnist George Will, "A Vote Against Rashness," Washington Post, Wednesday, October 1.

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