Michael Eisenscher wrote asked who did not become conservative after WW II. I would like to ask what was at work here?
I get the sense that an important factor was that, after WW II, the American dream seemed to be in reach for most people [except those excluded by the racial divide]. Earlier waves of immigrants, Finns, Jews, ... who had a long struggle to achieve prosperity maintained a substrantial reservoir of radicalism.
Other than the excessive generalizations and stereotyping involved in such speculation, am I off base here? -- Michael Perelman Economics Department California State University Chico, CA 95929
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