Ira Stoll on Obama's Culture Wars

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One of the sad legacies of President Obama, who rose to prominence on the basis of a 2004 speech announcing, "there's not a liberal America and a conservative America; there's the United States of America," is that American political polarization has spread to vast new areas of life. What happened, asks Ira Stoll, to the Obama who promised to make America less divisive?

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