Sunday Matinee: Jeffrey Bell

Jeffery Bell, former president of the Manhattan Institute and Reagan adviser, has an important book out,  THE CASE FOR POLARIZED POLITICS where he chronicles the strength of social issues in American politics.  On a more personal note, Mr. Bell has been a family friend since before I was born and when he came over for dinner parties all us kids would wait at the top of the stairs and chant “Jeff Bell the robber” at him.  This was and inside inside joke– so inside I don’t know why we did it, but the older kids were doing it  and I’ve always been a go-a-long guy.

Here is a little clip of Jeffrey (not a robber) Bell giving a little background on the origins of the term leftwing…


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