We May Be Seeing The Next Evolution Of American Politics

Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 12:32pm
Updated: Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 8:56am
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The U.S. electoral system — whether intentionally or not — has ended up being dominated by two political parties: Democrats and Republicans.

But we’re seeing signs that the makeup of those parties and what they stand for could be changing. It could be thanks to simple evolution or because of President Trump’s surprising victory in November of 2016.

Some historians would argue that this potentially dramatic turn isn’t especially new in the U.S. We could look to the early part of the nation’s history, the late 19th century and more recent periods to find those turns.

Frank DiStefano has written about that in his new book, "The Next Realignment: Why America's Parties Are Crumbling And What Happens Next." He joined The Show to talk about it.

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