Policy ForumSocial Science

Political sectarianism in America

See allHide authors and affiliations

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

eLetters is an online forum for ongoing peer review. Submission of eLetters are open to all. eLetters are not edited, proofread, or indexed.  Please read our Terms of Service before submitting your own eLetter.

Compose eLetter

Plain text

  • Plain text
    No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Author Information
First or given name, e.g. 'Peter'.
Your last, or family, name, e.g. 'MacMoody'.
Your email address, e.g. higgs-boson@gmail.com
Your role and/or occupation, e.g. 'Orthopedic Surgeon'.
Your organization or institution (if applicable), e.g. 'Royal Free Hospital'.
Statement of Competing Interests
CAPTCHA

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

Vertical Tabs

  • 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.

    Competing Interests: None declared.

Stay Connected to Science