Robert Schmuhl '70 | July 11, 2016
While the seemingly unavoidable sound and fury of White House candidates provides daily, if not hourly, storylines for the media, larger historical forces also animate this year’s presidential campaign — and create their own drama.
It is, of course, impossible to use the past to predict the future, but electoral trends can often provide context for understanding the present. Even in an unconventional political time, a few guideposts might help orient voters to the terrain ahead during the next few months.
By almost any measure, 2016 should be a change election rather than one of continuity.