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Join us on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 @ 4pm

Political Tribalism

Book Title: "Political Tribalism in America: How Hyper-Partisanship Dumbs Down Democracy and How To Fix It " by Timothy J. Redmond

Book Summary: The democratic ideal demands that the citizenry think critically about matters of public import. Yet many Democrats and Republicans in the United States have fallen short of that standard because political tribalism motivates them to acquire, perceive and evaluate political information in a biased manner. The result is an electorate that is more extreme, hostile and willing to reject unfavorable democratic outcomes. In this work, the author provides a host of actionable strategies that are designed to reduce the influence of political tribalism in our lives. The text includes instructions for plumbing the depths of political views; evaluating sources of political information; engaging in difficult political conversations; appraising political data; and assessing political arguments. The first of its kind, this how-to guide is a must-read for partisans who want to become more critical political thinkers.

Discussed By: Timothy J. Redmond - Local Author


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