A common topic of conversation these days is how remote or isolated people feel about how their fellow citizens view the world. I have always taught in my classes that congress is the least popular branch because of the tremendous diversity of ideas and world views around the country — and that is simply reflected … More Feeling remote in my own country
One of the puzzles of the past election is the near apocalyptic rhetoric, mostly from the right but also from the left, regarding the problems facing the country. David Brooks captures this nicely in his editorial on Alienation and the kind of politics it leads to. Read it here A few interesting bits — first if … More Every problem is not a crisis ..
It is very troubling to read data like this that suggests that not only do we disagree — but that we don’t even talk anymore to people who disagree with us. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2015/11/05/washington-doesnt-work-this-new-book-tells-us-why/?utm_campaign=earlyreturns&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_term=.f414a643cf57