An Interview with David Broockman

If a pandemic can’t bring the United States together, what can? David Broockman, a professor who studies how to reduce prejudice, on how America can bridge political divides.

David Broockman

People engage more with stories, rather than arguments or statistics. It is much harder to respond to a personal story with arguments, so people suspend their interest in arguing and just listen.

The same patterns were active during World War II, in the Vietnam War, etc. Yes, there can be national unity, but politicians still want to win elections.

Political polarization is rooted in our political system

The average American is not necessarily more moderate, but more ideologically flexible.

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