Sunday, August 23, 2020
8/23/2020--The book review in the NY Times today makes me want to read this book. It tells the tale of a change in consciousness in America beginning in the 1970s that is the result of a cabal of right-wing thinkers and the wealthy. As described, the story makes no sense. Ronald Reagan ran on this very platform in 1980 and was very popular. So, how could there be this change then? Everything the book review mentions--all the interrelated ideas and institutions came later. Plus, when Donald came on the scene, the edifice more or less collapsed. But, I have to read it.