Market Mad House

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

The Collapse of the First Party System

Historical Insanity

A Brief History of American Political Parties

Interestingly, our present arrangement; the Fourth Party System, is the longest-lasting of the four party systems. The Fourth Party System is now 88 years old. In contrast, the Third Party System lasted for 64 years and the Second Party system lasted for 32 years. Moreover, the First Party system lasted for 32 years.

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