I just ran across an episode of The Young Turks which mentioned and briefly summarized a very interesting article. Here’s the relevant part:
Now I’ll understand if you don’t have time to read the full article (linked to on Salon.com to avoid AlterNet’s irritating layout and pagination) but I highly recommend it.
It goes well beyond the summary and provides a very fascinating look at the sociopolitical history of the United States of America.
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