A class approach, both now and during the long march of right wing extremism to an ascendant position in U.S. politics, gives emphasis, in the first place, to people’s unity and action. That isn’t a retreat from class, but an approach to class and class unity that is informed by real life and the concrete challenges life presents. Class shouldn’t be turned into a hermetic category or the overarching determinant of politics in every instance, or thoughtlessly bandied about to show off one’s working class credentials.