The Right and Left claim to be “democratic” while forgetting the liberal and republican principles that have made America great.
By Alexander William Salter
• June 26, 2018
It’s become commonplace to bemoan the lack of civility in American public discourse. Whether or not political coarseness is at an all-time high is debatable—much of the campaign material from, say, the Election of 1800 is certainly no-holds-barred—but the perception matters more than the substance. Certainly, for those in the political fray, compromise is far less feasible than it used to be.
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