Political polarization in America is at an all-time high, and the conflict has shifted beyond differences of opinion on political issues. For the first time in more than 20 years, research has shown that members of both parties view their opponents very unfavourably. It is a polarization that is rooted in social identity, and it is growing. The campaign and election of Donald Trump have revealed this fact to the American electorate, their successful „Us against them“ rhetoric, which is seizing a powerful current of anger and resentment. „Political polarization in America is at an all-time high, and the conflict has evolved beyond disagreements over political issues.“ In 1952, the two sides were linked to different social groups. „Today, Democrats and Republicans have much more information about who their social enemies and supporters are and have little reason to find common ground. Very interesting, but difficult to follow. Lots of descriptions of tables and diagrams. . Right now, highly identified Republicans are struggling through activism to maintain their group`s status, just like the Democrats. Over the next few days, relations between the teams deteriorated rapidly.

The Eagles burned the flag of the Rattlers. The Rattlers attacked the Eagles` cabin in the middle of the night. The Eagles invaded the Rattlers` cottage in the middle of the day. Boys on both sides began picking up stones for use in combat, fist fights broke out, and staff decided to „stop the interaction completely to avoid possible injuries“ (Sherif et al. 1988, 115). The author indicates that it could be otherwise. Lilliana Mason considers the growing social divide between the two major political parties along racial, religious and cultural lines. She argues that group identifications have changed the way we think and feel about ourselves and our adversaries. Radio hosts form a deep connection with their audience, which gives them enormous political power. But, unlike elected officials, they have to entertain their audience or watch their audiences plummet. Talk-Radio fueled the Republican agenda in the 1990s, but two decades later, the escalating struggle for ether pushed hosts to increasingly conservative, revolting, and hyperbolic content.

Donald Trump borrowed the Playbook from conservative radio hosts and gave basic Republican voters the kind of combative candidates they had been calling for for decades. What would make America great is more people. From one of our leading political writers, One Billion Americans, this is a provocative but logical argument that if we don`t move forward, we will lose. Yglesias, founder of Vox, invites us to think bigger while committing to take the problems of decline seriously. What really contributes to national prosperity should not be controversial: supporting parents and children, welcoming immigrants and their contributions, and seeking creative policies that support growth. But the Rattlers and Eagles have much more in common with today`s Democrats and Republicans than we would like to believe. Recently, the presidential campaign and the election of Donald Trump have revealed some of the lowest motivations of the American electorate, and they offer a convincing demonstration of the theory behind this book. We read all the time how polarized American politics has become. What is it? Some promotions may be combined; others cannot be combined with other offers.

For more information, see the terms and conditions of sale of these promotions. But the strongest social gap between the parties, which rivaled the difference in ideology, was race. Until 2012, Republicans averaged 30 percentage points whiter than Democrats. Democrats were on average 21 points blacker than Republicans. Racial, religious and ideological divisions separated the parties, and these divisions were much deeper than in the past 60 years. As in the book „Identity Crisis: The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Battle for the Meaning of America,“ I think as a data-driven academic, she`s much more informative than a journalist…