They will put up with poverty, servitude, and barbarism, but theywill not endure aristocracy.
—Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–1859)
Photo © John Quigley.
In the fall of 2011, a website emerged urging people to share a photograph and story of their experience being in the 99 percent. One young woman wrote,
I used to dream about becoming the first woman president. Now Idream about getting a job with health insurance.1
A twenty-seven-year-old veteran of the Iraq War described how he enlisted to protect the American people but discovered he “ended up making profits for politically connected contractors.”
I returned to ...