Originally published 03/06/2018
We would do well to pay heed to the old enmities bubbling up in our politics: it is not that we are on the verge of another civil war, but that the Civil War never truly ended.
Originally published 03/02/2018
Gordon S. Wood
Adams and Jefferson showed that even the harshest partisans can enjoy a warm friendship. (It helped that they had a common enemy.)
Originally published 02/05/2018
Gordon Wood, the noted historian of early America, says Adams’s Federalists and Jefferson’s Republicans were far more divided than today’s political parties
What was striking about the 1790s, Mr. Wood emphasizes, is the extent to which each party sincerely believed the other posed an existential threat.
Originally published 09/27/2017
We have a history of being divided.
Originally published 07/18/2017
Bipartisanship is the exception, not the rule.
Originally published 03/24/2015
Lewis L. Gould
It’s time to retire the hoary phrase about politics and the water’s edge. It was never a guiding principle of American foreign policy before 1900.
Originally published 01/16/2014
David W. Brady and Hahrie Han
Political science provides an answer.
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