Best piece on the tea party movement I have seen.
It is not a libertarian movement, though there are some in it and some trying to co-opt it.
A political science point as well: it is amazing how much richer and deeper an analysis it can be when it drops the ridiculous notion of a one-dimensional left-right political spectrum.
Hat tip: reader Don, who says the same on Facebook.
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