Will 2020 Be a Realigning Election?

Michael Austin
Dialogue & Discourse
6 min readOct 25, 2020

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In a two-party system, political parties are not really coherent ideologies. There are simply too many ideological positions in a large republic for two parties to represent. Parties are ideological coalitions that come together out of the electoral necessity of narrowing the choices down to two, ensuring that someone will win something resembling a majority.

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Michael Austin
Dialogue & Discourse

Michael Austin is a former English professor and current academic administrator. He is the author of We Must Not Be Enemies: Restoring America’s Civic Tradition