Tea Party is an Anti-Populist Elite Tool

December 2013
Progressive Populist;12/1/2013, Vol. 19 Issue 21, p1
The author reiterates his argument that progressives and mainstream pundits have made a mistake of treating Tea Party radicalism as an outburst of irrationality rather than understanding it as a calculated strategy by the regional elite of the South. He considers the Tea Party as the "newest right" and an incarnation of an evolving right-wing tradition in the U.S. He references a survey which found that majority of Tea Party's supporters either identify or lead toward the Republican Party.


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