Last week, I wrote about the inability of elites to solve the climate crisis. This week, news broke of the most perfect example of how the Right approaches problems, and why nothing ever seems to get better.
The world is on fire. What can you do about it? It depends on how you view the problem.
While the Democratic and Republican National Conventions were underway, I took some time to discuss the Right, the Left, and the two major American parties. But there was one quadrant that never got clarified. So put on your Policy Wonk hat, because we’re about to get technical.
Previously, we talked about Hans Eysenck’s 1953 method for mapping political ideology. Eysenck was one of the most respected psychologists of the 20th century, but as we saw, there were deep flaws in his work. This week, we’re going to talk about… a science fiction writer?
During the Democratic National Convention, we talked about the tense relationship between the American Left and the Democratic Party. Since we’re currently amidst the Republican National Convention, let’s talk a little the American Right, the Republican Party, and the sometimes uneasy relationship between the two.
If you’re online at all, or even following the news, you may have picked up on some tension between between the Democratic Party and its younger, more activist Left flank. I’ve seen some confusion about where this tension is coming from. Let’s talk about it.
We all know the claims: America is more polarized than it has been in nearly a century. Polarization has been blamed for America’s failure to contain COVID, for our partisan gridlock, for a whole host of problems both local and federal. It certainly sounds bad. But is it?