Michael Brooks is filling in for Sam Seder on the Majority Report today. In this clip, Luke Mayville discusses how we’ve come to see our class system in the U.S. in recent years and how similar it is to historical views of class. Mayville’s book, “John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy,” delves into Adams’ 18th-century anxieties that our democracy would devolve in exactly the way it has.

Michael Brooks is the host of the Michael Brooks Show, Contributor and co-host of the Majority Report and co-host of 2 Dope Boys & a Podcast. He appears regularly as an analyst on outlets including The Young Turks, Al Jazeera, CCTV, Mixed Mental Arts, Huffpost Live and Ring of Fire. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Al Monitor and PSFK. https://www.patreon.com/TMBS