Why We're Polarized Free Audiobook Download by Ezra Klein

We're not polarized because of our beliefs or philosophies, but rather because of the echo-chamber filter we're all using to see and understand the world.

In this new audiobook, 'Ezra Klein' presents a radical idea that may radically alter the way we live. He argues that polarized social media doesn't reflect our true beliefs-it shapes them. And he presents a radical plan for how to fix it.

In this episode of NPR's Radio Diaries podcast, we learn how a fanatical obsession with the news media affects our politics.

"So, I asked my colleague who had listened to the audiobook if he could put it this way: if we had a more polarized nation, would that be better? And he said yes. The American people are, for lack of a better term, broken. They do not have the patience or the ability to listen to someone else's point of view with an open mind."

"One of the big stories of our time" is how Ezra Klein and Mark Schieritz kick off their new audiobook episode on Why We're Polarized. You might be saying "Polarization? What's that?" Well, for starters, it's not like you've never seen it before. The show opens with a brief history lesson from Professor Schieritz, providing a basic outline of what we're starting from and where we're headed. He then provides some examples of polarization in different fields before delving into just what the heck it is: what causes it, why people polarize, how people react to polarization, and so on.

With the exception of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, everyone who is running for president has promised to be more open-minded than their predecessors. And yet, as recent events have shown, there is no way any candidate can succeed without being seen as more conservative than the person they're trying to replace. In this audiobook download, Vox journalist Ezra Klein looks at how polarization happens in America: How we get used to the people we agree with and start viewing those who disagree with us as the enemy.

Published Date 2020-01-28
Duration 8 hours 33 minutes
Author Ezra Klein
Narrated Ezra Klein
(38 Reviews)
Abridged No
Is It Free? 30-days Free
Category Politics
Parent Category Political Ideologies, American Politics, North America

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