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    tobendaro, worldlotus

    I have to question the damage done by our partisan identities. A friend who moved to Germany lauds their parliamentary system which makes knee-jerkiness harder; people vote more according to issues than labels. Germans have also learned a certain, general wariness for the charismatic leader.

    Contrasting this to the Colombian period of "The Violence," where the Liberals and Conservatives, though very similar politically, killed each other wholesale for decades, I worry that we are  falling closer to that end of the spectrum.

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