A Suspicion of Snobbery

Bottum, J.
February 1995
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Feb1995, Issue 50, p11
Presents an article on observing class distinction in the U.S. represented by the vulgarity and ugliness of religious articles. Result of the cultural marks of the elite class; Effect of the election of former President Andrew Jackson on the educated social classes; Sociological explanation on the abuse of cultural class distinction.


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