About Me

I am Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. I am also the Academic Director of the Clemente Course in the Humanities, in New Bedford MA. Author of "Social Security and the Middle Class Squeeze" (Praeger, 2005) and the forthcoming "Saul Alinsky the Dilemma of Race in the Post-War City" (University of Chicago Press), my teaching and scholarship focuses on American urban history, social policy, and politics. I am presently writing a book on home ownership in modern America, entitled "Castles Made of Sand? Home Ownership and the American Dream." I live in Providence RI, where I have served on the School Board since March 2015. All opinions posted here are my own.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Who built Mitt Romney (other than Bill Bain and George Romney)

So, who built Mitt Romney? And are all of us responsible (is the Mittster a public good), or just the individuals present at the conception?

Or perhaps he created himself, ex nihilo? I note the similarity between this phrase, and nihilism, and will now stop.

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