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By B. Dan Wood,Soren Jordan

This booklet develops a common reason behind get together polarization in the United States from either historic and modern views. past polarization reviews targeted solely at the sleek period, yet this paintings lines get together polarization from the constitutional conference of 1787 to the current. utilizing this sort of large ancient standpoint indicates that what used to be strange in American background was once the interval of low polarization from the nice melancholy via 1980, instead of the interval of excessive polarization of the fashionable period. Polarization is the norm of the yankee procedure, now not the exception, and is probably going to persist sooner or later. extra theoretically, get together polarization in the US has been because of class-based clash and rent-seeking by way of the patrician and plebian sessions in a number of ancient eras, instead of clash over cultural values. As in past historic eras, smooth occasion polarization has principally been elite-driven, with get together marketers cunningly and strategically utilizing polarization to their advantage.

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