Why Did the Liberals Cross the Road? Bill Bishop Crunches the Numbers

The Texas Observer | July 23, 2008
Although conventional wisdom affirms the accuracy of the analysis in The Big Sort and the social costs that flow from it -- a decrease in across-the-aisle contact, elevated levels of rhetorical excess, diminished civility -- it does not follow that our political life has reached new levels of intemperance, or that this has had any enduring impact on our capacity to govern.

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