Joel Kotkin and the Embattled Middle Class

In a recent issue of First Things, Naomi Schaefer Riley reviewed Joel Kotkin’s The New Class Conflict:

Ever since the 2000 election, we have talked about an America divided between red and blue. But in his new book, Joel Kotkin argues that we are experiencing more than a geographical divide. For the first time since its founding, he suggests, America is experiencing a potentially devastating class conflict—the kind of division between the elites and the rest of America that could all but break the country’s middle-class backbone.

It is striking that Kotkin, a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal‘s editorial pages, is making this claim. For years, the left has argued that class warfare is a fact of life in America, even encouraging class resentment to achieve its political aims.

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Joel Kotkin: California Is So Over

Writing at the Daily Beast, Joel Kotkin examines how the drought in California reflects the broader social and economic transformation of the state—and why current political policies that inhibit growth are to blame. Kotkin is the author The New Class Conflict, published by Telos Press Publishing and available for purchase in our store.

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Joel Kotkin on the New American Oligarchy

In an incisive and thoughtful review essay in Quadrant (March 2015), Peter Murphy examines Joel Kotkin’s The New Class Conflict and the prognosis for America in the “post-creative economy.” Read the full essay (subscription required) at Quadrant Online. Purchase your copy of The New Class Conflict in our online store.

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Liberalism, Progressivism, and Crony Capitalism

Writing in the Washington Post, George Will discusses Joel Kotkin’s The New Class Conflict (recently published by Telos Press) and the reasons why today’s government serves the wealthy and powerful.

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Holiday Book Sale at Telos Press

For the month of December, save 20% on all Telos Press books purchased at our website. Now is a great time to pick up copies of some of our newest publications, including Matthias Küntzel’s Germany and Iran: From the Aryan Axis to the Nuclear Threshold and Joel Kotkin’s The New Class Conflict. In our online store you’ll also find key works by Ernst Jünger, such as On Pain and The Forest Passage, as well as Carl Schmitt’s Theory of the Partisan and The Nomos of the Earth. You can browse our full selection of books here.

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Joel Kotkin on New York’s Declining Middle Class

In today’s New York Daily News, Joel Kotkin writes about the death of New York’s middle class. Kotkin’s The New Class Conflict, recently published by Telos Press, is available for purchase in hardcover format in our online store, as well as in ebook format at (Kindle) and Barnes & Noble (Nook).

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