Sunday, October 23, 2011

2-party system we are living under

The panel discussed the U.S. political system, its historical development, its current state, and its future. Mr. Raskin gave a historical overview of the development of political parties and their platforms during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He noted that platforms have often not been followed and many times contain internal contradiction. He discussed the Democratic and Republican parties' platforms during the current election, and noted that in spite of many complaints that the two parties are too similar, there are significant differences in their platforms.

Ms. Anderson spoke about some of the similarities between the 2004 platforms,

(not embed-able) but start from 3:00 point..

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