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Title Divided politics, divided nation : hyperconflict in the Trump era / Darrell M. West.
Author West, Darrell M., 1954- author.
Publication Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2019]
Description ix, 222 pages ; 24 cm
Call # 973.933 W
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface. Upheaval -- Mistrust. The Reagan revolution ; The Clinton period ; Bush and the War on Terror ; The Obama years ; Shock and awe under Trump --. Economic frustrations. The decline of agriculture ; Lost manufacturing jobs ; Wage stagnation and inequality ; A rise in public anger -- The decline of opportunity. Growing up poor ; Advancement through education ; Obstacles for the current generation ; Destruction of the American dream -- Identity politics. Conservative tribalism ; Liberal tribalism ; Power tribalism ; Mistrusting other tribes -- Religious tensions. Fundamentalism ; Secularization ; Religious exemptions -- The backlash against globalization and immigration. Opening borders ; Cross-cultural tensions ; Tough enforcement ; Ultranationalism -- Undue influence. Overt corruption ; College admissions ; Philanthropy -- Overcoming hyperconflict. Widespread polarization ; Diverging identities ; Mistrust and intolerance ; Opponents as enemies ; Political sorting ; The decline of facts ; Reconciling differences ; Take a conservative or liberal to lunch.
Subject Trump, Donald, 1946-
Political culture -- United States.
Polarization (Social sciences) -- Political aspects -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2017-
United States -- Politics and governmnet -- Public opinion.
Trump, Donald, 1946- (OCoLC)fst00174117
Political culture. (OCoLC)fst01069263
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Since 2017
ISBN 0815736916 (hardcover)
9780815736912 (hardcover)
0815737858 (paperback) :
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