Friday, June 05, 2020

Uniting against perceived enemies

June 5, 2020

From Ezra Klein's book "Why We're Polarized", page 157

Having a mutual enemy is a quick way to make a friend - we learn this as early as elementary school - and politically, it's much easier to organize people against something than it is to unite them in an affirmative vision. And, within the economy of attention, conflict always gets more people to look.

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