The rise of the liberal aristoracy

Sam Smith, 2001 - Future historians seeking to discover why America so easily surrendered its democratic traditions and constitutional government in 2001 will find plenty to study in the rise of a liberal aristocracy that became increasingly disinterested in such values. Like all aristocracies, it existed primarily to protect itself, had an impermeable faith in … Continue reading The rise of the liberal aristoracy

The rise of a liberal aristocracy and the fall of America

Sam Smith 2001 Future historians seeking to discover why America so easily surrendered its democratic traditions and constitutional government will find plenty to study in the rise of a liberal aristocracy that became increasingly disinterested in such values. Like all aristocracies, it existed primarily to protect itself, had an impermeable faith in its own virtue, … Continue reading The rise of a liberal aristocracy and the fall of America

My years as a liberal. . . and how I got fired

SAM SMITH, MULTITUDES - Back in Philadelphia, my father was helping to found Americans for Democratic Action. At the national level, in the late 1940s he joined such people as Hubert Humphrey, Eleanor Roosevelt and Eugene McCarthy to create what would be, for many years, a loud and controversial voice of cold war liberalism. Although … Continue reading My years as a liberal. . . and how I got fired