Steve Fraser, a TomDispatch regular, is the author of the just-published Mongrel Firebugs and Men of Property: Capitalism and Class Conflict in American History. His previous books include Class Matters, The Age of Acquiescence, and The Limousine Liberal. He is a co-founder and co-editor of the American Empire Project.
Americans were furious at the inequalities of their country 200 years ago. Could they get as angry today?
Why are multibillionaires dictating how America teaches its youth, provides healthcare and collects taxes?
How a city that once celebrated seamstresses and stevedores came to admire "big swinging dicks."