If I were a Marxist, I would say that Warren’s attitude was a means by which she strove to protect the interests and power of the upper-middle classes against those of the lower classes, for the higher up the social scale you go, the stronger the institution of marriage becomes, for all its hypocrisies and betrayals. The upper-middle classes pretending to despise marriage are no more sincere than was Marie Antoinette playing shepherdess, though they do more harm by their pretense than Marie Antoinette ever did, for no one was ever encouraged to become a shepherdess by her playacting.It's fun to make fun of traditional things and people, while still enjoying the benefits of them.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Theodore Dalrymple on Elizabeth Warren
The set-up debate quote of Warren's that garnered all the attention has been examined by Dalrymple for its larger cultural meaning, over at City Journal.
Posted by Assistant Village Idiot at 9:21 PM