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.

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Michael Brooks is the co-host of 2 Dope Boys & a Podcast, and a contributor and host of Michael Mondays on the Majority Report. He appears regularly as an analyst on outlets including The Young Turks, Al Jazeera, CCTV, Huffpost Live and Ring of Fire. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Al Monitor and PSFK.