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Political Parties and the Party System
Political parties and the party system

In America democracy is unthinkable save in terms of a two-party system, because no collection of ambitious politicians has long been able to think of a way to achieve their goals in this democracy save in terms of political parties.

John H. Aldrich (1995: 296)

Partisanship does not define eras; ideology does. Just as Richard Nixon was the last New Deal president, it is very likely that Bill Clinton will be the last Republican-era president.

Theodore Lowi (1995: xi)
  • The US Constitution
  • What do the Democrats and Republicans Stand for?
  • How Healthy? Decline, Adaptation and Revival
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