Why are we, the people of the United States, so divided?
How did we get here and what can we do about it?
The reason for the divisive political polarization we’re experiencing in the United States, as explained by social psychologist, Peter T. Coleman, can’t be traced back to one unreasonable person, unfortunate event, or societal defect.
In his new book, ‘The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization‘ Coleman details principles and practices for navigating and healing the difficult divides in our homes, workplaces, and communities, blending compelling personal accounts from his years of working on entrenched conflicts with lessons from leading-edge research.
This book is dedicated to the 86 percent of Americans who are currently exhausted, miserable, and desperately seeking a way out of our culture of contempt.
– Peter T. Coleman
Peter T. Coleman is professor of psychology and education at Columbia University.