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Stanley Aronowitz: “An Immense Malaise Torments American Society”

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Stanley Aronowitz: “An Immense Malaise Torments American Society”
Interview excerpt from Bruno Odent of L’Humanite’s interview with Professor of Sociology Stanley Aronowitz: “The underlying problem in all of this is that citizens have discovered – thanks to the management of the financial/economic crisis – that their powers are reduced, that the oligarchy, that Wall Street, continues to dispossess them ever more. That has been exacerbated by the bailout of the financial system, of the big banks and insurance companies. People feel they’ve been swindled. Everything happens above their heads without their getting a word in. They feel, without being able to articulate it more precisely, that they don’t have the democratic political system they need. They can’t express that because all the parties are in on the swindle … so, they follow those who deliberately depart from the accepted script and play on their emotions by throwing them the red meat of “too much government,’ the Washington establishment or more classical scapegoats such as immigrants.'”

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