THE UNREAL THING

BUCHANAN PUTS ON A BLUE COLLAR, BUT HIS POPULISM IS LITTLE MORE THAN A POSE

IT'S NOT OFTEN THAT SOMEONE CROSSES OVER TO THE losing side in the middle of a class war. Usually these days the flow is in the other direction, from the shattered forces of the have-nots to the triumphant party of the got-mines. But here's Pat Buchanan--a man whose campaign letterhead features a roster of CEOS--running around the country and bashing Big Business to sensational effect. The guardians of conservative p.c. are pummeling him as a traitor and a "left-winger" in every medium they command. Blue-collar people, in at least some settings, are embracing him as the great white hope--a sort of...

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