by Walter G. Moss
A recent HNN essay took a pessimistic view of President-Elect Biden's ability to govern a polarized nation. Walter Moss takes a longer view and finds more cause for optimism.
by Andrea Mazzarino
These days, when I watch the news and see clashes among the police, Black Lives Matter protesters, far-right “militias,” and Antifa supporters, I’m often reminded that just because no one’s declared a civil war begun, doesn’t mean we aren’t staring at the makings of an armed conflict.
SOURCE: New York Magazine
A new book by Ezra Klein argues that American polarization results from the collision of early humanity's tribal tendencies with a realignment of group identities over the last 50 years. Does he ignore the special role of the conservative movement in driving polarization?
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Jordan E. Taylor
During a massive outbreak of yellow fever in the nation’s then-capital city, Philadelphia, members of the earliest parties in the United States took advantage of medical uncertainty to advance partisan agendas.
SOURCE: The Conversation
by Bradford Vivian
The idea that America is politically polarized isn’t new.
SOURCE: The Boston Globe
by Niall Ferguson
Social media has democratized politics, but it can kill an individual's reputation in a nanosecond.
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