From the Virginia blog, Tertium Quids, here is a short explanation of American Conservatism and why political parties even exist at all.
I’ve read that quote from Adams many times and never seem to retain it. Perhaps this time I will.
Note: American readers will get the references (though I don’t understand the introduction since they are referring to a TV show), but European readers may get a sense of the flavor of U.S. political discussions, even if the particulars are murky.
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