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political polarization



  • War Zone America? Perspectives on a Riven Nation from a Worried Military Spouse

    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.



  • Is ‘Human Identity Politics’ the Solution to Polarization?

    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?



  • Deep Political Fissures May Worsen the Coronavirus Outbreak

    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.