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Political Trust-Busting

In the "nihilistic politics of the 1990's," warns a newswriter for the Wall Street Journal, "party loyalty counts for almost nothing." The writer means obeisance to the two major parties, which the civics books imply are ordained by God to rule us.

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    Grassroots Extremism

    "Extremist" is a word that may conjure up images of hooded Klansmen crowded around a burning cross or of Black Panther separatists or kooky 60's "revolutionaries." Or perhaps images of Hitler, Stalin, or Mao come to mind.

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