America’s Growing Class Division

In an essay adapted from his new book, AEI scholar Charles Murray argues that what has always made America exceptional was the unity of civil culture between all classes.  “There really was such a thing as a civil culture that embraced all of them,” he writes.  “Today, that is no longer true. Americans have formed a new lower class and a new upper class that have no precedent in our history. American exceptionalism is deteriorating in tandem with this development.”

“Belmont & Fishtown,” by Charles Murray. The New Criterion, January, 2012.

(Capitol Reading Group, January 13, 2012)

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Posted on January 11, 2012, in American Culture, Bias & Discrimination, Helping the Poor, Political Life & Political Questions. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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