Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Recommended Reading

Matt Taibbi has a lengthy new piece over at Rolling Stone tracking Mitt Romney's history with Bain Capital, the private equity firm he founded, and whose "vulture capitalist" practices ran roughshod over the private sector. From the article:
Romney is a man from nowhere. In his post-regional attitude, he shares something with his campaign opponent, Barack Obama, whose background is a similarly jumbled pastiche of regionally nonspecific non-identity. But in the way he bounced around the world as a half-orphaned child, Obama was more like an involuntary passenger in the demographic revolution reshaping the planet than one of its leaders. 
Romney, on the other hand, is a perfect representative of one side of the ominous cultural divide that will define the next generation, not just here in America but all over the world. Forget about the Southern strategy, blue versus red, swing states and swing voters – all of those political clich├ęs are quaint relics of a less threatening era that is now part of our past, or soon will be. The next conflict defining us all is much more unnerving.
Read the rest -- and there's a lot of it -- here.

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