Archive for November, 2010

What does the Tea Party want?

November 3rd, 2010 by Roger Darlington

The populist Right-wing movement in the United States called the Tea Party is named from the acronym for Taxed Enough Already and from the pre-revolutionary action in Boston harbour.  It is certainly anti-Democrat and powerfully anti-Obama but, in many respects, it is also anti mainstream Republicanism. Although the movement is represented as a spontaneous grass-roots […]

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Why are Americans so angry? (1)

November 1st, 2010 by Roger Darlington

Non-Americans are astonished and indeed disturbed by the level of anger that one sees in American discourse and especially American politics. The town hall meetings on health care reform and the rise of the Tea Party movement have shown a level of emotion and vitriol that makes rational debate very difficult. Why are Americans so […]

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