PBS NewsHour

Burke and Paine on roots of political division in America

Clip: 01/01/2014 | 8m 45s

How and where did partisanship -- now prevalent in American politics -- originate? Judy Woodruff talks to Yuval Levin about his new book, "The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left," early instances of the divide between right and left and how we can apply lessons of history to debates today.

Aired: 01/01/14

Rating: NR

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