Panel 5: Cultural Polarization

February 12, 2014

Are Americans as divided as our government? In our long rambunctious history, was it always this way? This dinnertime discussion will range beyond rules changes and reforms. We will consider the implications of demographic shifts, anger-fueled ideological media, ingrained distrust of government, and more. Can’t we all just get along – and if not, why not?

Recorded at the Brennan Center conference Democratic Dysfunction: Exploring Solutions.



Nicole Austin-Hillery, Director and Counsel, Washington, D.C., office, Brennan Center for Justice



Brooke Gladstone, Host, On the Media, NPR

Reihan Salam, Contributing Editor, National Review, Senior Fellow, R Street Institute

Dianne Stewart, President & CEO, Public Works

Sean Wilentz, George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History, Princeton University