Origins Podcast
10:45 am
Sat June 15, 2013

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: America's Love Affair with the Two-Party System

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: America's Love Affair with the Two-Party System
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: America's Love Affair with the Two-Party System

The American Founding Fathers were famously suspicious of political parties and warned repeatedly about the dangers of "factionalism." Americans, however, have long loved them. While much has been made since the November 2012 election about the "death" of the Republican Party, historian Marc Horger reminds us that there have been several major party realignments in American history. Parties may change their characters but the two-party system has proved remarkably durable.

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