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Wedged: How You Became a Tool of the Partisan Political Establishment, and How to Start Thinking for Yourself Again By Erik Fogg Nat Greene,

  • Title: Wedged: How You Became a Tool of the Partisan Political Establishment, and How to Start Thinking for Yourself Again
  • Author: Erik Fogg Nat Greene
  • ISBN: 9780989865449
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Paperback
  • A wedge has been driven into American politics by powerful political, social, and economic incentives that are very difficult to overcome The middle ground has fallen out of the political process, leaving power in the hands of hard line partisans that frame the national agenda and direct our political energy towards emotionally satisfying but politically unproductive trA wedge has been driven into American politics by powerful political, social, and economic incentives that are very difficult to overcome The middle ground has fallen out of the political process, leaving power in the hands of hard line partisans that frame the national agenda and direct our political energy towards emotionally satisfying but politically unproductive tribal warfare.In Wedged, authors Erik Fogg and Nathaniel Greene take readers through a compelling, thorough, and accessible explanation of how Americans from voters to politicians to media participate in the process that is tearing the nation apart Readers will understand the history and process behind growing partisan gridlock, and explore the wedge issues used to hijack us into being tools for the political machine.
    Wedged How You Became a Tool of the Partisan Political Establishment and How to Start Thinking for Yourself Again A wedge has been driven into American politics by powerful political social and economic incentives that are very difficult to overcome The middle ground has fallen out of the political process lea

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    1. From time to time, I have run a workshop on how to change opinions Wedged could be a set text for such a course Nominally, this excellent book only addresses American politics, and indeed many of the processes discussed are shaped by idiosyncrasies of the American electoral system, such as Primaries However, the economical, psychological and behavioral tendencies described will apply in any country, and in many other fields of interest in addition to politics.The definition of issues, the major [...]

    2. This book is wonderful in that it asks you to put down the outrage We look so much every day for the controversy, to the he said she said narrative It s actually become amazing to find clear indicators that the country really can find a middle ground any From abortion to gun control to economics Americans actually have a range of opinions when asked about real policy This book lays out both where the middle ground is for America and states that it is time to let go of our political labels and k [...]

    3. I liked the explanations of current wedge issues But the only example they gave of a wedge issue dying is marriage equality, which seems much simpler and less nuanced than most of the other wedge issues So it s hard to tell if any of the suggestions in the book are actually effective if they only extrapolated lessons from a single issue that was only a wedge for two decades.

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