Kissinger found US parties more divided than during the Vietnam War

Today, politicians even argue about “America's core values,” including issues of individual freedom and the provisions of the national Constitution, and every US administration faces “continuous hostility” from the opposition, according to politician

Modern American parties are more divided than during the Vietnam War, said former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in an interview with The Sunday Times.

“Yes, incomparably more,” — he answered the question of whether American society and politics are more divided (quote from RIA Novosti).

According to the diplomat, in the early 1970s, the Republican and Democratic parties of the United States could still cooperate with each other, and « national interest” was “meaningful” concept and was not discussed on its own.

“The term” national interests ” was filled with meaning, it was not even discussed. Now that [time] is over. Every administration faces ongoing hostility from the opposition based on ideological differences,— he said (TASS quote).

Today, politicians are even arguing about “America's core values”, including issues of individual freedom and the provisions of the national Constitution, the diplomat noted.

Several world politicians, including Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, spoke of a split in American society. According to him, the split deepened after the announcement of the results of the presidential election, which took place in November 2020.

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Since then, Democrats and Republicans have repeatedly rejected each other's bills submitted to the US Parliament at various stages of voting. In November 2021, the Democratic Party rejected a Republican project that included the introduction of sanctions against the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline into the draft budget. Earlier, in September, the party acted in the same way, blocking the project to raise the national debt limit.

The country has been debating the issue of restricting the right to bear arms, which is spelled out in the US Constitution, for several years.

In May, an American entrepreneur, Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, announced that he no longer supports the Democrats and will vote for the Republicans. In his words, the US Democratic Party, which used to be basically a “kindness party”, has become a “split and hate party”.

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