"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 experiences growing up on a dairy farm in rural Ohio, teaching in the liberal Ivy League, and working in the heart of the D.C. establishment, Darrell West analyzes the political, economic, and cultural 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 why there is so much mutual suspicion.

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