Monday, September 8, 2014

Short: Concise summary of partisan polarization

This column in the Washington Post starts out slow, but then quickly covers why we have such a partisan divide, and why it's so likely to persist. Different and irreconcilable positions on the role government--check. Partisans on each side hate, despise, and completely distrust the other party--check.

Worst of all, the country has a schizophrenic split. The "country is philosophically conservative and operationally liberal." So we want those services, but despise the provider. Oh God, are we in trouble...

Yes, but we're not in a civil war, so we may muddle through well enough.


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