What can we do about worsening political polarization in America?

A general view of the U.S. Capitol Building, in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. (Graeme Sloan/Sipa USA)No Use Germany.

Darrell West, vice president and director of Governance Studies, says the forces that have fueled political polarization and extremism in the U.S. even since the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol are worsening. He offers insights about why, and what citizens and government can do about it.

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