The Rise of Tory America. By Joel Kotkin. NJBR, March 25, 2013. With related articles.
Joel Kotkin Vs. California’s Green Gentry. By Walter Russell Mead. Via Meadia, November 6, 2013.
Historically, progressives were seen as partisans for the people, eager to help the working and middle classes achieve upward mobility even at expense of the ultrarich. But in California, and much of the country, progressivism has morphed into a political movement that, more often than not, effectively squelches the aspirations of the majority, in large part to serve the interests of the wealthiest.