On this episode of the podcast, we tackle an issue that is familiar to anyone who follows the news of the day: political polarization. It’s a timely topic, as the U.S. recently recognized the first anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, and a prolonged pandemic continues to divide the country. Saint Mary’s Currents’ host Ben Rodgers is joined by political science professor David Lynch to discuss the historical background of political polarization, the factors that have led to the divide we see today, and how we as a country might be able to pull ourselves out of the divide.

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