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Class Matters: The Strange Career of an American Delusion

by Steve Fraser,
The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 16, 2018

Throughout our history, many Americans have insisted that the United States is immune to class-consciousness and class conflict. In sharp contrast to Europe, they argue, America has had no kings, nobleman, or social ranks fixed at birth. Born free, in a setting where careers are open to talent and hard work, Americans can invent and reinvent themselves.


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