Outrage 28 – How to Bridge the Political Divide – Matthew Levendusky

In this episode, I sit down with the brilliant political scientist, Matt Levendusky. Together, we dive deep into the intricate world of politics, exploring ways to bridge the ideological gaps that often divide us.

Dr. Levendusky has published extensively on these topics in peer-reviewed journals and popular media outlets, and his work has been featured in major news outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic.

Levendusky is also actively engaged in promoting bridge-building and dialogue across the political divide.

In his latest book, Our Common Bonds: Using What Americans Share to Help Bridge the Partisan Divide, he argues that Americans are more alike than they think, and that we can overcome our political differences by focusing on our shared values and identities.

Overall, Levendusky provides a balanced and nuanced perspective. He acknowledges that there are risks involved, but he also believes that the benefits outweigh the risks. He offers a number of suggestions for how to avoid the pitfalls, and he emphasizes the importance of being respectful of differences and engaging in honest and productive conversations.

So listen in now, for a refreshing change, a message of hope and unity, with Dr. Matthew Levendusky.

Matthew Levendusky is professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also holds the Stephen and Mary Baran Chair in the Institutions of Democracy at the Annenberg Public Policy Center. 

His latest book is Our Common Bonds Using What Americans Share to Help Bridge the Partisan Divide

Links

Our Common Bonds: Using What Americans Share to Help Bridge the Partisan Divide

Matthew Levendusky | Department of Political Science – University of Pennsylvania


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