Tea Party movement “is postmodern performance”

BY PATRIA TIZUM

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Students certainly did not expect what transpired when Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck agreed to “show the true face of the Tea Party movement” during an event at the Harvard Kennedy School’s John F. Kennedy, Jr. Forum on Tuesday night. But they could not say they were unhappy when the former Alaska Governor-cum-Republican Party Vice Presidential candidate and Fox News personality revealed that the movement had been an elaborate postmodern performance piece designed to demonstrate the meaninglessness of modern political protest and the sclerosis it could inflict on government.

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