November 7, 2016 The Providence Journal
With hateful rhetoric being spewed between both presidential campaigns, it may come as a surprise to know the current election isn't the nastiest in history. Although most historians agree the 19th century hosted some of the worst hate-filled language, Stephen Kinzer, senior fellow in international and public affairs, describes when it turned positive and when campaigns began to turn ugly.
Nastiest campaign season ever? Maybe not (comments by Stephen Kinzer) – The Providence Journal