Fake outrage — over election-fraud lies and other supposed offenses — has real consequences.
A cynical ploy like Hawley and Cruz’s looks harmless. Until it isn’t.
The allure of democracy was the nation’s best asset abroad, but the president squandered it by inciting political violence.
What Trump and His Mob Taught the World About America
Community of Practice
More in Common
Intersession 2021, M-F
This course explores the syndrome of polarization as a unique affliction of democracies, leading to both political conflict, paralysis, and authoritarianism.
Polarization and Democracy
We’ve survived these threats in the past—but never all at once. What lessons can past crises teach us about navigating a path forward?
Four Threats to American Democracy
How do we talk about race, identity, and polarization in a way that doesn’t imagine that one election—or one elected leader—can heal all wounds?
Race, Polarization, and Life After the Election
SNF Agora Senior Fellow Peter Pomerantsev Releases BBC Radio Documentaries
August 12, 2020
"Historical narratives in particular are manipulated in order to polarise audiences, inspire hatred and stir discontent."
From “Memory Wars” to a Common Future: Overcoming Polarisation in Ukraine
As states and communities press forward into reopening, the trajectory of the U.S. pandemic will depend largely on the public’s willingness to invest in public health measures—such as continued social distancing, testing, and contact tracing.
Trust in Science and COVID-19
June 17, 2020
Warning: Unsupported Browser
Your browser is old and unsupported. You may still use the site, but functionality will be limited and you may see errors. Please consider updating your browser.