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US Political Dynasties Are in Decline. That’s Something to Celebrate.

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Seth Masket

Professor; Director, Center on American Politics

Analysis  •

By Jonathan Bernstein


There are fewer people in office today as a result of being related to other officeholders than there used to be. While some good politicians have come from political dynasties, the decline of these dynasties is good for America.

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