Found via Ace of Spades guest-blogger Maetenloch:
America is coming apart. For most of our nation’s history, whatever the inequality in wealth between the richest and poorest citizens, we maintained a cultural equality known nowhere else in the world—for whites, anyway.
Over the past 50 years, that common civic culture has unraveled. We have developed a new upper class with advanced educations, often obtained at elite schools, sharing tastes and preferences that set them apart from mainstream America. At the same time, we have developed a new lower class, characterized not by poverty but by withdrawal from America’s core cultural institutions.
And to see exactly how isolated you are in the upper class bubble they have a helpful quiz.
I came off as much less insular than I was afraid I would:
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to get a new set of spats to go with my striped pants and morning coat. I’m really falling down in the snobbery department.