"Divided Politics, Divided Nation: Hyperconflict in the Trump Era" (forthcoming, Brookings Press, March, 2019)

The United States is caught in a partisan hyperconflict that divides politicians, communities, and even families. Drawing on his personal story of growing up as a fundamentalist Christian on a dairy farm in rural Ohio and an academic working in the heart of the liberal establishment, Darrell West analyzes the economic, cultural, and political aspects of polarization. He uses conversations with family members and friends, news articles, public opinion data, and social media posts to explain why liberals and conservatives are angry with each other and how this is dangerous for America.

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