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Not Such a Hot Idea: Liberal and Conservative Parties

MAURY JOSEPH Wrote: Apr 18, 2013 7:57 AM
Obama's "Death Panels" would enable me to make a contribution to my country, If I led the "PANEL" covering WASH DC
"More tears are shed over answered prayers," the 16th century nun St. Teresa of Avila is supposed to have said, "than over unanswered ones."

So it may be appropriate to shed a tear for two or three generations of American political scientists whose prayers have been answered -- in a way that most political scientists today regret.

The prayers of the political scientists in the 1940s, 1950s and into the 1960s was that our party system would evolve into one with one clearly liberal party and one clearly conservative party.

This was a common enough argument at the...