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political polarization



  • 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.