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Political sectarianism in America

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Science  30 Oct 2020:
Vol. 370, Issue 6516, pp. 533-536
DOI: 10.1126/science.abe1715

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  • RE: The Use of America
    • Anabel Ford, Director ISBER/MesoAmerican Research Center, University of California, Santa Barbara

    This is a provocative and compelling article. YET: The United States seems to expropriated the general term America for the United States of America. This struck me as I read the first box that indicated " Four nations—America, Canada, New Zealand, and Switzerland—exhibit increasing sectarianism over time ..." Canada in part of geographic America, as is Belize, Columbia, Chile. Both North and South America. We need to consider the use of this term and be more inclusive.

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