A Peripheral Major Tragedy

One of the dismaying effects of the pandemic is that critically important challenges are relegated to the periphery of debate and discussion. One of these is the shocking widening of the disparity of wealth and income over the past few decades and the threat it poses to our tattered society. A central question posed by the authors of the distinguished new book Let Them Eat Tweets is “How has the Republican Party persuaded so many working-class voters to support a plutocratic agenda that they often don’t like, and that often undermines their own livelihoods?”