Panel 5: Cultural Polarization
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