Originally published at The Philadelphia Inquirer
Our modern political life has wrought many ills. The fastest spreading contagion is no longer viewing fellow Americans with ideologies different from our own as the loyal opposition — but as the enemy. Far too many of us regard those who do not share our views as a mortal threat to our way of life.
All progressives become Marxists hellbent on destroying America using race instead of class. All conservatives become fascists imposing their worldview on others. I know this is true because I have fallen into this pattern of thinking myself.
For some, the antidote to the ideological divide is even more separation, more focus on the self, and an obsession with what we perceive we are owed by others.
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