Adams, Bush, Clinton, Kennedy. Somehow the same family names keep popping up in American politics. And that raises the question: Why, in a proudly democratic country, do we wind up with something that doesnâ€™t feel very democratic?
This week on the podcast, guest host Michelle Cottle speaks with historian Stephen Hess about our obsession with political dynasties.
Hess, whose best seller â€œAmericaâ€™s Political Dynastiesâ€ was recently updated, says we will always have dynastiesâ€”but they wonâ€™t always be the same. Dynasty might be a dirty word in America but it turns out our politics have been a family business from the start.
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