Monday 10 December 2012

Guest Post: Richard Crockatt, The Far Right Fantasy of an American Golden Age

Richard Crockatt, Emeritus Professor in the School of American Studies, on The Far Right Fantasy of an American Golden Age:

Amid the blizzard of reactions to Obama’s reelection a particular remark of Sarah Palin’s deserves close attention for what it reveals about the mentality of the far right in America. In a Fox News interview she bemoaned the fact that Obama might have the opportunity to appoint new members to the Supreme Court. This, she said, would be a blow against the ‘traditional interpretation of the Constitution.’