Monday, April 04, 2011

William Bowles on Joe Bageant's "Rainbow Pie: A Redneck Memoir" (with video), with video (01:15):
What Joe called the white underclass, some forty-plus million Americans, who struggle to survive out of sight and out of mind of the urban middle class who not only manage capitalism but who also shape the kind of self-image people end up having of themselves. They are Marx' surplus labor writ big, real big. They are the (former) heartland of the American Dream turned nightmare. A class turned in on itself and entirely ignored by mainstream everything. MORE...

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