What Rich Conservatives? Oh, Right, Those Ones

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THE PLANK AUGUST 21, 2008

What Rich Conservatives? Oh, Right, Those Ones

Jonah Goldberg, insisting on The Corner that conservatives have little presence among the wealthy elite:

There was a time when there really was a   rightwing cultural elite that could be described as "the rich." The old money crowd of blue bloods, fat cats and the like had a powerful cultural presence, often fueled by   anti-British sentiment. But those days are largely over, thanks largely to the democraticization of wealth and also in part to the cultural implosion of the old aristocracy of wealth.  Old money foundations – and lots of old money rich people – are culturally liberal today. The remaining nominally conservative old guard has no real presence in the culture save perhaps as clich

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