Tag Archives: class

Affect and class.

Middle classes were less resentful of the existing order than lower classes and less invested in it than upper classes. Nowadays, they are both more resentful than their “inferiors” and more invested than their “superiors.”

I am not a professor: this is a profession.

I am a teacher and a student: class is always in session.

Sympathy can cover great distances.

The conscientious among a certain class is conscious about exploiting workers overseas. Even this minimal expression of conscience, though, rarely questions the right to exploit workers closer to home.

It looks a lot like class snobbery.

An intellectual snob is someone who has never had an intelligent conversation with someone without the right pedigree.

You tell me that I have “no class”?

That’s like the trailer calling the R.V. “trash.”