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[Link, Politics, USA] The Future Of American Democracy

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 20:38:50 -0300

[...] the problem of “intolerant communities,” and he says there are
two such communities in America today: “identitarian” activists
concerned with issues like racial/gender equality, and the “nativist”
coalition, people suspicious of immigration and cultural change.

Each of these communities defines itself in terms of its opposition to
the other. They live in different worlds, desire different things, and
share almost nothing in common. There is no real basis for agreement
and thus no reason to communicate.

The practical consequence of this is a politics marred by
tribalism. Worse, because the fault lines run so deep, every political
contest becomes an intractable existential drama, with each side
convinced the other is not just wrong but a mortal enemy.

https://www.vox.com/2017/10/13/16431502/america-democracy-decline-liberalism

Andrew

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