Against the Grain, for July 5, 2005 - 12:00pm
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US Elites, Historically
In this supposedly democratic nation, why do wealthy elites wield so much power? And since the rich and powerful have been around for more than just the last few decades, can we learn from their activities and vulnerabilities in past eras? Alan Dawley and Jackson Lears wrote about the Progressive Era for the book Ruling America.