An Endangered Species: Nonconformists in the U.S. Senate

Good reading on the U.S.’s growing political monoculture in each party:

The Creation of an Endangered Species



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Comments

  1. ben says:

    Interesting study. Surprised that the most obvious conclusion for political polarization is the last theory tested. The electorate has changed. The people of the United States used to be religious freedom-loving capitalists. Any deviation from that norm was cause for castigation, persecution, suspicion, and even federal investigation. Today a large minority of the population (Republicans) still cling to the principals that guided the United States to world domination, another large minority (Democrats) embrace as good what used to be considered disgusting, perverted, evil, wrong, or offensive, and a smaller minority just want to be part of a majority.