Alex Massie

The Hermaphrodite vs the Half-Breed

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The past is another country; they did negativity better there. Behold, the Election of 1800:

Bravo, Reason, bravo. Next assignment: one of Aaron Burr's negative ads, please.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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