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POLITICAL POLARIZATION AND THE TRUE IDEA OF GOVERNMENT
IT'S DIFFICULT TO TURN ON THE NEWS without encountering vivid testimony to deep divisions in American society. From the healthcare debate to the best means to create jobs, counter terrorism, or make sure the economic crisis doesn't repeat itself, people seem intent on staking out adamant positions. Despite many who decry the polarization of political life, the voices of strident disagreement persist.
Surely, differing perspectives on the politica, economic, and social issues of the day are to be expected in human experience. Democracy aims to allow those differences full expression so that the people can bring their best ideas to the discussion. But, we may ask, what has turned this messy, but constructive approach to human self-government into such a nasty scene?
About the author
Jane Lampman is a former staff writer for The Christian Science Monitor and lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
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