Both parties advocate freeing individuals to pursue self-interested goals, argues Patrick Deneen. This has fractured society.
Religious polarization among activists and voters exists, in ever-increasing quantity. The question is, why?
It would be easy for those of us who lean to the left of the political spectrum to dismiss the right by saying that they are waging a war on women, but that would deny the whole picture. What about Sarah Palin? What about Michelle Bachmann? And what about the other Grizzly Mamas who are being plucked, groomed and prepared as we speak?
On many accounts, it would be good to learn from the religious right and their demise. What happened? Why did they fall into irrelevancy? Can we avoid the same problems? How?
The primary problem with American political culture is that almost all of our scrutiny goes to the human beings running for president.