The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #152363   Message #3565399
Posted By: Lighter
09-Oct-13 - 09:14 AM
Thread Name: BS: US Government shutdown
Subject: RE: BS: US Government shutdown
> The sheer contempt so many Americans evidently feel for their own government.

Always a factor (remember the Civil War?), but the Modern Age of polarization and all-round anti-federalism can almost be pinpointed to 1968-1975.

At least that's how I remember it.