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Jonah Goldberg: An American Divide

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Posted on March 19 2010 1:30 pm
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by Jonah Goldberg

John Edwards, when he wasn’t fixing his hair or cheating on his wife, liked to talk about “two Americas.” In one America, things were pretty bad, somewhere between “The Grapes of Wrath” and Thunderdome. In the other America, where Edwards himself lived in a McMansion, things were going swimmingly.

Edwards was hardly the only one to use this two-Americas formulation. It’s been a popular talking point for years. Socialist intellectual Michael Harrington helped to inspire the Great Society with his book, “The Other America.”

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