How today's politics is a throwback — to the 1890s

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ANALYSIS — Polarization, demonization, mistrust and fervor: We have seen today's politics before, most notably in the late 19th century.
ANALYSIS — We are now in a period of intense partisanship and polarization, with each party painting the other as extreme, untrustworthy and even dangerous.

But while current levels of partisanship may seem unique, another rarely mentioned period in American history, from the late 1880s to the mid-1890s, produced comparable levels of…
Jason Dick
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