Why Polarization Matters

David Blankenhorn, The American Interest, 12/22/2015

Polarization is more our problem than our politicians’. The success of the nation requires that we, the people, overcome it.

Overcoming the Blindness that Is Disabling Our Politics

David Blankenhorn, The Deseret News, 10/12/2015

A blindness is disabling our politics and impairing our society. Every day it’s making us angrier with one another and putting us collectively more and more in the dark, where we can’t see each other clearly. The name of that blindness is polarization.

Avoid “Selective Empathy” and “Feel Into” Both Sides

David Blankenhorn, The Deseret News, 1/09/2015

A common belief is society is divided into two mutually incompatible groups—the group of me and those like me who stand for truth and justice, and those not like me who stand for the opposite. It’s a wrong-headed way of seeing the world.

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The Best Art Crosses Party Lines

David Blankenhorn, The Deseret News, 8/08/2014

Marshalling political zeal to create politically-themed art is a recipe for mediocrity and failure.