Political Anger

Steven W. Webster, Elizabeth C. Connors, and Betsy Sinclair have written a study titled “The Social Consequences of Political Anger.”  The abstract: A functioning democracy relies on social interactions between people who disagree—including listening to...

Short of Civil War

Political scientist Jay Ulfelder at The Harvard Gazette: What really worries me is we absolutely have seen the radicalization of one of the major political parties in the U.S., both in terms of the political ideas it’s putting forward, but also, its embrace of...

Civic Education and Viewpoint Diversity

Frederick M. Hess at AEI: While students need to learn how to productively engage those who hold different views, too little civics education does so. On that score, I’m curious about the work of Next Generation Politics, a “cross-partisan” civics education group that...