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The radical right-wing roots of Occupy Wall Street

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the most radical of the right-wing radicals, Goldwater's beloved speechwriter Karl Hess, who'd also been a union-buster and red baiter, moved into a houseboat, renounced politics altogether and dedicated the rest of his life to peacefully protesting the concentration of political and economic power in the hands of the new aristocracy he dubbed 'the one percent.' That's right: The first guy to call the 99% to arms wrote a speech for Goldwater claiming: 'Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.' But Hess woke up, rejecting the ideas of the right, dropping out, refusing to pay taxes, writing for lefty mag Ramparts. He ultimately refined his lifelong distrust of big government into a more considered opposition to bigness generally. Big institutions were inherently hostile to democracy, he explained in his 1975 manifesto Dear America... This is a Must read article

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