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By Ezra Klein

This has been an acrimonious and divisive political season. But politics, of course, is where we go to be acrimonious and divisive. Better to get it out at the polls than on the battlefield. At the same time, it's worth remembering that there are plenty of places in our national life where we cooperate and collaborate for no other reason than we enjoy doing it. So here's Jimmy Wales explaining the birth and evolution of Wikipedia, and here are many more videos on the same topic:

By Ezra Klein  | November 2, 2010; 12:18 PM ET
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That's funny, because I've often heard that the evolution of Wikipedia was extremely acrimonious. With lots of people arguing about who owned what and who should get the credit for which idea, etc.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | November 2, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

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