The Resource Why We're Polarized

Why We're Polarized

Label
Why We're Polarized
Title
Why We're Polarized
Statement of responsibility
Ezra Klein
Title variation
  • Why we are polarized
  • Why were polarized
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Discover how American politics became a toxic system, why we participate in it, and what it means for our future?from journalist, political commentator, and cofounder of Vox, Ezra Klein. After Election Day 2016, both supporters and opponents of the soon-to-be president hailed his victory as a historically unprecedented event. Most Americans could agree that no candidate like Donald Trump had ever been elected President before. But political journalist Ezra Klein makes the case that the 2016 election wasn't surprising at all. In fact, Trump's electoral victory followed the exact same template as previous elections, by capturing a nearly identical percentage of voter demographics as previous Republican candidates. Over the past 50 years in America, our partisan identities have merged with our racial, religious, geographic, ideological, and cultural identities. Those merged identities have attained a weight that is breaking much in our politics and tearing at the bonds that hold this country together. In this groundbreaking book, Klein shows how and why American politics polarized around identity in the 20th century, and what that polarization did to the way we see the world and each other. And he traces the feedback loops between our polarized political identities and our polarized political institutions that are driving our political system towards crisis. Neither a polemic nor a lament, Klein offers a clear framework for understanding everything from Trump's rise to the Democratic Party's leftward shift to the politicization of everyday culture. A revelatory book that will change how you look at politics, and perhaps at yourself
Summary
A journalist, political commentator and cofounder of Vox explains how today’s rigidly partisan politics came to be, why we all participate in it and what it means for America’s future
Tone
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10835597
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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1984-
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Klein, Ezra
Dewey number
306.20973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HN90.P57
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Polarization (Social sciences)
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Identity politics
  • Political culture
  • HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
  • Identity politics
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
  • Political culture
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Why We're Polarized
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=178&titleId=4848523
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Publication
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Description based upon print version of record
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1132418880
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (232 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476700397
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2FF6092A-4E2D-4483-8D09-C309AE00C39F
Label
Why We're Polarized
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=178&titleId=4848523
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1132418880
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (232 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476700397
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2FF6092A-4E2D-4483-8D09-C309AE00C39F

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