Download Why We’re Polarized by Ezra Klein Pdf book free online. This New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-seller demonstrates the viability of the American political system. The reality is scarier: Everything is operating as intended. Journalist Ezra Klein exposes how that system is polarizing us – and how we are polarizing it – with dangerous implications in this “superbly researched” (The Washington Post) and current book. GET FREE AUDIOBOOK
According to political analyst Ezra Klein, “the American political system is replete with rational players making reasonable judgments given the incentives they face, including voters, media, and the president.” We are a group of working parts whose combined efforts result in a broken whole.
Why We’re Polarized explains the structural and psychological factors that have contributed to America’s decline into division and dysfunction in “a serious, clear and powerful study” (The New York Times Book Review). This book provides a clear framework for analyzing everything from Trump’s rise to the Democratic Party’s leftward tilt to the politics of ordinary culture. It is neither a polemic nor a lament.
Identity is the primary factor that divides America. Everyone who participates in American politics does so to some extent through identity politics. Our party identities in America have converged with our racial, religious, regional, ideological, and cultural identities over the past 50 years. These fused identities now carry a weight that is shattering our politics and ripping apart the links that bind this nation.
Klein explains how and why American politics in the 20th century became divided along lines of identity, as well as the effects that division had on how we view the outside world and one another. And he examines the feedback loops that are pushing our system into crisis between polarized political identities and polarized political institutions.
About the Author
The award-winning explanatory news outlet Vox’s editor-at-large and cofounder is Ezra Klein. Vox, a 2014 startup, attracts more than 50 million users monthly across multiple platforms. In addition, Klein serves as the host of The Ezra Klein Show, cohost of the Weeds podcast, and executive producer of the Explained Netflix series from Vox. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Klein worked as a contributor, policy analyst, and columnist for The Washington Post. In addition to appearing on shows like Face the Nation, The Daily Show, and PBS NewsHour, he has written for publications including The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books.