If you look here you will see me proposing a hundred-or-so-year interpretive scheme for American political history at op-ed size. As I tell my graduate students roughly once a week, all interpretive schemes must fail to account for everything; the question of their success is necessarily therefore one of degree. And interpretive schemes put at a length of 1000 words will by that fact alone be more likely to account for less. Still, they take less time to read. So there it is to poke holes in, if it pleases you to do so.