Statehood for the New Class?

April 1979
National Review;4/13/1979, Vol. 31 Issue 15, p463
This article opposes a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that seeks to given the District of Columbia two seats in the U.S. Senate and a full representation in the U.S. House. Supporters of the amendment are well funded and have resorted to playing the card of racism against those who oppose it. But the greatest argument against the proposal is the fact that Washington, D.C. is a wealthy city and that the amendment is a symbolic political promotion of the New Class, which is a legitimation of public servants as an autonomous interest group.


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