Nice article. All over the world now we’re seeing the same phenomenon: people trying to run away and hide under the metaphorical bed of nostalgia for a non-existent past in which ignorant white people were the dominant class. It’s not fair, however, to suggest that foolish conservatism is the province only of fat old uneducated white males. I spent nearly two years criss-crossing the Bible Belt and I can assure you that the fat old uneducated white females are even more reactionary and bigoted than their menfolk.

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