On Avoiding Class Warfare

The mysticism of nationalism has tended to occlude any discussion of class divisions. We are convinced that we are e pluribus unum, one united from many.  Policy debate shies away from any discussion of class; those who raise the issue of class are accused of making class warfare, which strikes me as the equivalent of accusing the fire department of arson because they keep showing up at house fires.

--William Cavanaugh, from Field Hospital: The Church's Engagement with a Wounded World

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