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Appeared in: Volume 8, Number 1
Published on: August 10, 2012
The Last Compromise

The history of race in America has been one of a series of "great compromises", from the Founding up to the election of Barack Obama. There are signs that the latest compromise is breaking down.

Walter Russell Mead is James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard College and editor-at-large of The American Interest.

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