In fact, the very success of the conservative agenda only intensifies
this fear. Many on the right — and I'm not just talking about people
listening to Rush Limbaugh; I'm talking about members of the political
elite — live, at least part of the time, in an alternative universe in
which America has spent the past few decades marching rapidly down the
road to serfdom. Never mind the new Gilded Age that tax cuts and
financial deregulation have created; they're reading books with titles
like "A Nation of Takers: America's Entitlement Epidemic," asserting
that the big problem we have is runaway redistribution.
...Paul Krugman is always good for a laugh.