Ominous Parallels: What Antebellum America Can Teach Us About Our Modern Political Regime

Many people point to the hyper-partisanship of national Democratic and Republican parties as the greatest challenge facing 21st century America. When seen through the lens of another vapidly partisan political system – that of Jacksonian America – we see that the real danger is not noisy partisanship, but the iniquity it hides: for them it was slavery; for us, plutarchy.   Living amidst the raucous partisanship of contemporary times it […]

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