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The Politics of Nostalgia

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Every day, we’re confronted by headlines that reveal the ever-widening chasm between left and right in America. What’s driving this hyper- polarization?  And are there any solutions?

Thanks to a stimulating conversation with National Affairs Editor Yuval Levin of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and independent scholar and economist Arnold Kling, I’m learning that there are some pretty fundamental cultural trends that we need to understand if we want to get at the roots of our frustrations.  

In part, they lie in what Yuval calls the “politics of nostalgia.”  For Arnold, the author of The Three Languages of Politics, our speech is exacerbating America’s political divide.

Join me for this very important conversation about how our politics got to where they are today and how subsidiarity, a simple concept with a big name, is a major part of the solution.

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