Thank you for painting all of us non-progressives with such a wide paint brush in your second last paragraph. Yes, we are soooo dumb! If you progressives ever knew what we, in the tea party movement, were doing from 2008–2010 in your local StarBucks, your Church halls, library meeting rooms, and city parks, you wouldn’t be acting like little spoiled girls who didn’t get that Mercedes for her 16th birthday. Yes, Gillian, we read books and had discussions on them. We read a wide variety from economics to politics (especially the origins of progressivism) to science and technology. Sorry to pour stale beer on your parade but we do know who Evola was and we also read Alexander Dugin and he scares the crap out of us!