Alan I. Abramowitz has emerged as a leading spokesman for the
view that our current political divide is not confined to a small
group of elites and activists but a key feature of the American
social and cultural landscape. The polarization of the political
and media elites, he argues, arose and persists because it
accurately reflects the state of American society. Here, he goes
further: the polarization is unique in modern U.S. history.... more...