W speaks

Carl Remick carlremick at hotmail.com
Sat Aug 19 10:06:43 PDT 2000

>I notice a catastrophism slipping into a lot of left discourse. Gore
>Vidal, Alex Cockburn, John Gulick talking of the depression awaiting
>Clinton's successor. Katha Pollitt told me she doesn't see a left
>revival without a depression. What's that all about? People seem to
>be almost rooting for throwing 30 million out of work. Tight labor
>markets are good.

The views you cite, Doug, seem to me historical observations not normative ones. I have the feeling an era's ending -- that Clinton marks the finish of the age Reagan began and that the fool's paradise affluence we've been experiencing will soon face some fundamental challenges.


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