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Presidency, Populism, & the Decline of Parties w/ Sidney Milkis | BRI Scholar Talks

How did the presidency, populism, and the decline of parties lead to the collapse of the moderate “vital center” for greater polarization? In this episode of Scholar Talks, Dr. Sidney Milkis, the White Burkett Miller Professor in the Department of Politics and Faculty Fellow at the Miller Center, joins BRI Fellow, Tony Williams, to discuss his book “What Happened to the Vital Center?: Presidentialism, Populist Revolt, and the Fracturing of America.” They converse about how recent presidents and the transformation of liberalism and conservatism have contributed to the growing partisanship in American politics.

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