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David Brooks Has Today’s Must Read–Political Parties Need To Jettison Extreme Elements

February 13, 2018

So agree. For both parties.   And history shows why.  Recall what happened when fire-breathers took over southern politics leading up to the Civil War, or the head-in-the-sand isolationists who harmed not only the United States but the world leading up to Pearl Harbor.

Eventually, conservatives will realize: If we want to preserve conservatism, we can’t be in the same party as the clan warriors. Liberals will realize: If we want to preserve liberalism, we can’t be in the same party as the clan warriors.

Eventually, those who cherish the democratic way of life will realize they have to make a much more radical break than any they ever imagined. When this realization dawns the realignment begins. Even with all the structural barriers, we could end up with a European-style multiparty system.

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