Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974
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According to historians Kevin Kruse and Julian Zelizer, the polarization of America today started almost five decades ago in 1974.
The Watergate crisis, the OPEC oil embargo, busing riots in Boston, and the de-escalation of the war in Vietnam widened the rifts in the American political landscape. Changes in our political system and the fractured media landscape thanks to the rise of cable TV, the internet, and social media-fueled the discord of the present day. Join Kruse and Zelizer as they describe longstanding but deepened fault lines over income inequality, racial divide, and gender norms and the history of the United States since 1974.