This week shows signs on exhaustion—perhaps even a hint of desperation—on the jousting field of polarization.
This Week in Polarization
Columns about polarization and depolarization written by Greg Munford
This week… David Brooks (see below) painted a dim view of the state of the electorate, saying that we are as divided as ever. That “very little has changed over
“We are as divided as ever.”
A core level of trust in the decency, sincerity and virtue our fellow citizens, no matter how deeply we dislike and disagree with them, is one of the foundational necessities of a free, democratic society.
Close-mindedness of both atheist and religious dogmatists “amounts to an imprisonment so total that the prisoner doesn’t even know he’s locked up.”
As we celebrate Memorial Day, we review the past month’s parade of polarization.
The only real surprise is that the latest school shooting grabbed the attention of the polarizers and finger-pointers as we might have expected.