The extreme polarization that has taken over political discourse in our nation is clear and palatable. Notions of bipartisanship in DC or common courtesy at events have been tossed aside, replaced by vitriol so putrid, only the bravest gluttons venture forth into “enemy” territory while most stay isolated in their ideological echo chambers reaffirming their biases and remaining blind to any hint of fault in their chosen leaders.
This is a new phenomenon, at least for the modern era. It wasn’t too long ago when there were certain areas of disagreement, but even in those disagreements we could find common ground. Those days seem to be behind us.
In his new book, “”The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great,” DailyWire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro explores much of what has caused this divide. In a nation where radical progressivism has replaced common sense Democratic notions, it’s understandable how this divide has been so easily maintained with the current and previous Presidents. Shapiro points to the statistics surrounding this divide in his book:
“We’re more divided than at any time in the recent past. In July 2017, Pew Research found that 68 percent of Democrats said it was “stressful and frustrating” to talk to political opponents; 52 percent of Republicans agreed.”
You can get a copy of the book on Amazon, where it just hit #1 on the bestseller list.
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