We are on a path to ‘catastrophic failure’ of our democracy if we don’t change

The degree to which we hate each other has gone up more or less steadily and continuously. You might just think of this as a continuation of the same polarization we’ve had before, only it’s worse. It’s more intense. And the more we hate each other, the more thrilled we are to find any story about how or why the other side is terrible (even if we would otherwise know that it was false). So, just simply the quantity of polarization is part of the story.

https://www.deseret.com/2022/6/5/23149686/jonathan-haidt-we-are-on-a-path-to-catastrophic-failure-of-our-democracy-heterodox-academy

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