In my hometown and in my country, I worry about the damage caused by politicians who would divide us for the sake of winning elections. Animosity may win the day, but it won’t put our economy back on the right track.

Eight years later, what we know about President George W. Bush and his advisors is that they were good at winning elections – but they didn’t understand what is required to govern a country.

Here’s my Sunday column on the politics of winning by inciting people to hate each other.