Note: This episode of the Braver Angels Podcast from our friends at Braver Angels is republished here with permission.


What are the historical roots of political polarization in America? Why do Americans hold such dissonant perspectives on the meaning of our core ideals? How might we understand our history to create a more perfect future union? 

Braver Angels' chief marketing officer Ciaran O’Connor hosts Seth David Radwell, author of American Schism, for a wide-ranging conversation on the political, cultural, and epistemological dimensions of our political divide from the Enlightenment to the present moment.

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Check out American Schism on Radwell’s website: sethdavidradwell.com/american-schism 

Twitter: @braverangels@ciaranjoconnor@SRadwell

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