Presented as a balanced work, the careful listener will quickly notice the Democratic bias of the author. For example, Republicans who follow the the party line are "partisan" while Democrats who follow the party line are "loyal."
The author also draws many of his conclusions from a heavy reliance on contemporary statistical polling results, without examining the wording of the polls themselves. Of course this is a very error prone approach, since the wording of a poll usually drives the outcome.
Glossing over historical events that don't fit his bias, the author weaves an interesting tale, but as is typical of historians of his era, reaches conclusions that do not stand the test of time and unbiased scholarship.
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