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Griffin Bell’s Tonic for Partisan America

by Jan Schroder

In 2003, I spent three memorable half days with former Attorney General Griffin Bell, recording a one-hour DVD distributed on his 85th birthday to his law partners at King & Spalding.

If ever a man embodied the meaning of the word civil, it was Judge Bell. During a break, we discussed the intensifying partisanship embroiling and spoiling American political discourse. He shared a political theory: if middle-of-the-road Americans formed a party that put forth no candidates, but merely negotiated the polarized two major parties back towards the center, our country would be a finer place.

I’m in.

Chris Schroder, SPR Atlanta

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