Welfare, God and guns: Conspiracy theories and the US working class

The foreign observer is entitled to be confused.

The American right thinks that the working class have been captured by a dependency culture run by cynical Democrats, even though it wins significant white working class support.

The American left thinks that the working class has been captured by Bible-bashing, gun-toting Republicans who persuade them to vote against their interests, even though it can take that support back.

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