Brown, Jordan R.
Musings of A Moderate: Political Discourse in The Age of Polarization
In the political climate of a post-truth era, it may be a return to moderation in the national discourse that mends the ideological divide.
In, Musings of A Moderate: Political Discourse in The Age of Polarization, a compelling case for cooperation and critical analysis is presented as a way to reverse the effects of tribalism and the development of an adversarial democracy. We live in a time of limitless potential, where diversity and the open exchange of ideas will become our strength rather than a source of endless division. However, the first step towards a cooperative political environment is to appreciate that differing opinions are a key resource that enhance our ability to create optimal solutions for the challenges of the future. Now is the time to embrace critical thinking and encourage people to express their political, social, and cultural commentary in a manner that reflects our values in a free society.