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"Class Struggle"

"In a nation that nominally eschews class distinctions as unbefitting our supposed classlessness, whose elected officials decry any protest over government largesse to the rich as "class warfare," real Americans -- most of whom are suckers, it turns out -- spend untold amounts of time, cash and effort obsessing on a tiny number of elite colleges that really, really don't want the vast majority of them as members." -- from Peter Sacks's May 5, 2003, essay in The Nation.