How America Got Divided

How Ideology Polarized America

So if you're on this page, you're probably looking for some answers about why we're in this mess that we're in. America has had problems before, but these seem different. Why do we hate each other so much? What's causing this division? And how can we get out of it? Can we even get out of it? Let's go down the rabbit hole. 

Jonathan Haidt

This is one of my favorite academics in America. He's written some great books explaining our divisions, as well as some great solutions. He's recently wrote an excellent article detailing just how we've structurally created this mess 

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/05/social-media-democracy-trust-babel/629369/

Sophistry and Obfuscation

Extremists weaponize ideas to advance their own agendas