The Myth of America's Genteel Political History In the heat of the presidential campaign, the mudslinging has Americans once again complaining about negative politics. People say they yearn for the "good old days" when elections were more polite affairs. But commentator Kenneth C. Davis says not so fast, as he offers another take on the nation's long tradition of nasty politics.
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The Myth of America's Genteel Political History

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The Myth of America's Genteel Political History

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In the heat of the presidential campaign, the mudslinging has Americans once again complaining about negative politics. People say they yearn for the "good old days" when elections were more polite affairs. But commentator Kenneth C. Davis says not so fast, as he offers another take on the nation's long tradition of nasty politics.