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Volume 23  Number 1  •  Summer 2018
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Coal Miners, Class Differences, and the Unpopularity of Isms
A Review Essay on George Orwell’s The Road to Wigan Pier
By D. Eric Schansberg
This article appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of The Independent Review

Orwell’s non-fiction book on working-class lives in interwar England has useful insights for Trump voters, anti-Trump voters, progressives, libertarians, and those who hope to better understand these groups. In today’s choppy waters of political hostility, cultural sensitivity, and faux tolerance, The Road to Wigan Pier takes readers to stronger moorings in empathy and humility.

This article will be posted in full nine months after its initial print publication. To read it now, please download the issue via the Independent Review app (available on iOS, Kindle Fire and Android) for $2.99, or buy a print copy of this issue for $12.00.


Other Independent Review articles by D. Eric Schansberg
    Winter 2014   The Economics of Health Care and Health Insurance
    Fall 2004   The Poverty of Welfare
    Summer 1998   Money for Nothing
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