Dentists of the World, Unite?

The middle class isn’t going away — and we’re not sure they’ll help us.

In the history of the socialist movement, the most cutting epithet ever deployed is not “class traitor,” “counterrevolutionary,” or even “renegade.” It is “dentist.” In the 1960s, in the course of a debate with some student radicals, Dissent founder Irving Howe famously lost his temper. But it wasn’t the actual yelling that made the event […]

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