“Partisan animosity has increased substantially over the same period. In each party, the share with a highly negative view of the opposing party has more than doubled since 1994. Most of these intense partisans believe the opposing party’s policies “are so misguided that they threaten the nation’s well-being.”
This is a most read to understand how polarized we’ve become.
Now, we need to talk about what to do about it…
“I often get asked, have you changed your views after studying the topic and teaching the class? Sometimes the question is genuine; other times the questioner has a sharpened pitch-fork ready to address the wrong answer. In any case, my answer is always the same: “yes and no.”
“When anybody—pressure groups, governments, civilizations—suddenly change the meaning of key words, you really should watch out.”