Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s $3,500 Suit Fits a Longstanding Socialist Tradition

“Practically speaking, the process of proselytizing and mobilizing a population, consolidating power, and converting an economy to central planning—to say nothing of running it—starts and ends with a small, elite corps of ruling intellectuals. That over time they accord to themselves the trappings of the moneyed class they simultaneously assail is neither surprising or hypocritical.”

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