So, what exactly happened to the bi-partisan era of cooperation that Obama was going to usher in? Why is there so much venom is U.S. politics today? Max Fisher at The Atlantic looks at four possible theories to explain the current level of rage in American politics: irresponsible leadership, religion, the rural/urban divide, and fear. I'd also add racism, political opportunism, and the precedent set by the last eight years of anti-Bush rhetoric to the list.
Spotted on Reddit. From This is Historical Times.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
By Stephen M.