WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Exponent) - Has there ever been a time when our government has been more savage? One renowned historian said “Yes.”
Purdue’s Project Impact, led by ambassador and clinical professor Carolyn Curiel, invited Richard Norton Smith, a presidential historian, to speak to students and faculty on the topic of polarization last night. Polarization is the trend of government to be split along party lines, sometimes making compromise and bi-partisanship difficult.
In his presentation titled “Our Divided Democracy: How Did We Become So Polarized?” Smith walked his audience through some of the United States’ own history of partisan gridlock.
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