Deserves a wide readership

Paul Moloney reviews 'The Masses are the Ruling Classes' by William Epstein.

Why it is that so many of us vote for political leaders and parties whose values and interests seem contrary to our own? This perennial question becomes more urgent after the startling results of a recent national election and referendum in the US and UK, respectively. Academics and liberal commentators have blamed media conspiracy, the gullibility of the electorate, the poor quality of public education and discourse. William Epstein acknowledges the likely contribution of these factors.


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