Barbara Ehrenreich | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Wilfred M. McClay

This literature criticism consists of approximately 8 pages of analysis & critique of Barbara Ehrenreich.
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Critical Review by Wilfred M. McClay

SOURCE: "High Anxiety," in Commentary, Vol. 89, No. 1, January, 1990, pp. 64-7.

While praising Ehrenreich's writing, in the following review, McClay finds many flaws in the thesis of Fear of Falling.

The debacle of the 1988 presidential election not only left the very word "liberalism" badly battered, but may have administered the coup de grâce to the only opposition movement with a shred of intellectual and political vitality: the so-called "neoliberals." Hence, in 1992, the Democratic party will find that it once again has to face the relentless demands of its Left; and that Left, if it is feeling any vestigial desire to win elections, will have to come up with a plausible strategy for attracting middle-class voters, rather than continuing to invoke the deus ex machina of the unregistered and nonvoting masses—a...

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