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By James E. Campbell

Many proceed to think that the USA is a country of political moderates. in reality, it's a country divided. it's been so for your time and has grown extra so. This e-book offers a brand new and traditionally grounded standpoint at the polarization of the United States, systematically documenting how and why it happened.

Polarized provides common sense benchmarks to degree polarization, attracts info from a variety of historic assets, and thoroughly assesses the standard of the proof. via an leading edge and insightful use of circumstantial facts, it presents a much-needed truth cost to claims approximately polarization. This rigorous but attractive and available ebook examines how polarization displaced pluralism and the way this affected American democracy and civil society.

Polarized demanding situations the commonly held trust that polarization is the made of celebration and media elites, revealing in its place how the yank public within the Nineteen Sixties set in movement the rise of polarization. American politics grew to become hugely polarized from the ground up, no longer the head down, and this started a lot just before frequently inspiration. The Democrats and the Republicans are actually ideologically far away from one another and approximately both far-off from the political heart. Polarized additionally explains why the events are polarized in any respect, regardless of their conflict for the decisive median voter. No topic is extra valuable to figuring out American politics than political polarization, and no different publication deals a closer and complete research of the topic than this one.

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