Down with consensus. Long live messy pluralism. Are America's ideological differences a problem we should try to solve? A chasm we should try to be bridge? has been reading Chantal Mouffe... and maybe Kuyper.
My new piece for on "resolving" the crisis of American national identity by accepting that it won't—and can't—be resolved It's too late, but that might be okay
"But what if who we are is precisely this: a country and a people divided?" Expert examines American culture and identity in 's American Mind
In response to Charles Kesler's "The Crisis of American National Identity," argues why messy pluralism may now be the most Americans can attain.
I wrote a lot about pluralism in the Obama years because this argument, advanced recently by , seemed plausible -- that a common-culture America is never coming back, that managing a "messy and deep pluralism" is the political task now.
Absolutely wrecked by this piece by , which has ramifications that I will be seriously reflecting on. This is a must-read for anyone working in spaces promoting bridge-building, civility, or the common good.
After Trump won, liberals and Democrats took to saying things like “this isn’t who we are.” Well, what if who we are is precisely this: a country and a people divided?
If you missed it, my latest for : 'Crisis of the Creed Divided'
My new piece for is out today: 'Crisis of the Creed Divided'
. is right: A burden of creedal nations is that, over time, citizens contest the early narrative, claiming differing ideologies--different "creeds." When Americans increasingly define our identity in divergent ways, what can we best hope for?