On a failure to build consensus

Ronald Brownstein compares George W. Bush to James Polk, whose “tactics deepened the nation’s divisions and fanned the flames that later exploded into the Civil War” and whose war on Mexico “added to American territory an expanse that included California, New Mexico, Arizona and big pieces of the Mountain West.”

Author: benfell

David Benfell holds a Ph.D. in Human Science from Saybrook University. He earned a M.A. in Speech Communication from CSU East Bay in 2009 and has studied at California Institute of Integral Studies. He is an anarchist, a vegetarian ecofeminist, a naturist, and a Taoist.

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