Why we're polarized
—Klein, Ezra, 1984- author.
Book
2020
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America's political system isn't broken: it's working exactly as designed. But Klein reveals how that system is polarizing us -- and how we are polarizing it -- with disastrous results. In examining the structural and psychological forces behind America's descent into division and dysfunction, he shows that everyone engaged in American politics is engaged, at some level, in identity politics. Now our racial, religious, geographic, ideological, and cultural identities have attained a weight that is breaking much in our politics and tearing at the bonds that hold this country together.

Item Details
Subjects:
Identity politics -- United States.
Polarization (Social sciences)
Political culture -- United States.
Right and left (Political science)
ISBN:
9781476700328
Edition:
First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
Description:
xxiii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Other Title:
Why we are polarized
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-296) and index.
Contents:
What didn't happen
How Democrats became liberals and Republicans became conservatives
The Dixiecrat dilemma
Your brain on groups
The press secretary in your mind
Demographic threat
Interlude
The media divide beyond left-right
Post-persuasion elections
When bipartisanship becomes irrational
The difference between Democrats and Republicans
Managing polarization--and ourselves.
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