”Political polarization in America is at an all-time high and the conflict has evolved beyond differences of opinion on political issues. Political polarization in America is at an all-time high, and the conflict has shifted beyond differences of opinion on political issues. For the first time in more than 20 years, research has shown that members of both parties view their opponents very unfavourably. It is a polarization that is rooted in social identity, and it is growing. The campaign and election of Donald Trump have revealed this fact to the American electorate, their successful ”Us against them” rhetoric, which is seizing a powerful current of anger and resentment. The book begins with an example of how easily people can degenerate into warlike tribes. ”In 1952, the two sides were linked to different social groups. Over the next few days, relations between the teams deteriorated rapidly. The Eagles burned the flag of the Rattlers.
The Rattlers attacked the Eagles` cabin in the middle of the night. The Eagles invaded the Rattlers` cottage in the middle of the day. Boys on both sides began picking up stones for use in combat, fist fights broke out, and staff decided to ”stop the interaction completely to avoid possible injuries” (Sherif et al. 1988, 115). What are their general objectives? Where do they mingle with opposing supporters? Only a few of the social groups that stand out today help both sides cross the corridor. ”Democrats and Republicans come from different types of families and found them. Dr. Lilliana Mason is an associate professor in the Department of Administration and Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park, at the time of writing. Alan I. Abramowitz has become a leading spokesman for the idea that our current political division is not limited to a small group of elites and activists, but a key feature of the American social and cultural landscape. The polarization of political and media elites, he argues, was born and persists because it is completely contrary to the state of American society. Here he goes further: polarization is unique in the modern history of the United States. The current division of the party reflects an unprecedented convergence of many different divisions: racial and ethnic, religious, ideological and geographical.
Right now, highly identified Republicans are struggling through activism to maintain their group`s status, just like the Democrats. Since the election of Scott Walker, Wisconsin has been considered a ground zero for debates about the proper role of government after the Great Recession. As inequality grew, Walker not only survived a fierce election that brought thousands of protesters to Capitol Square, but he was later re-elected. How could this have happened? How is it that people who will benefit from strong public services not only vote against candidates who support these services, but strongly oppose the idea of a great government? It is a dark subsection. This reminds us that in some societies, uncontrolled sorting has led to civil war. ”Decades ago, social divisions among Americans over party, ideology, religion, class, race, and geography did not fit neatly, so some social groups were in some circumstances friends and in other adversaries.