“I think it would be a great tragedy . . . if we had our two major political parties divide on what we would call a conservative-liberal line...Timely words, uttered over fifty years ago by a famous American politician. His identity is not as important as the sentiment, but if you need to know, it's in this New Yorker column.
I think one of the attributes of our political system has been that we have avoided generally violent swings in Administrations from one extreme to the other. And the reason we have avoided that is that in both parties there has been room for a broad spectrum of opinion.”
Therefore, “when your Administrations come to power, they will represent the whole people rather than just one segment of the people.”
23 January 2012
Decrying partisan politics