Andrew Leonard reports on historian Simon Schama’s take on general social disgruntlement. The gruntle is just becoming dislodged, he says. Schama believes it takes a while before economic hard times produce populist fury. “Once the depth of the calamity seeks in — permanently lowered living standards, backbreaking unemployement, vast disparities between rich and poor — the unrest we’ve witnessed so far might end up looking like just a, well, tea party,” Leonard writes.
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