Jeff Salzman Interviews Steve McIntosh on Polarization

By Steve McIntosh

In this 50 minute recorded conversation, ICE Board Member Jeff Salzman and I talk about my new paper, published on this website, titled Overcoming Polarization by Evolving Both Right and Left: How Polarity Theory Provides a Path to Political Progress.

The ideas we explore in the podcast include:

• Why we should we care about political polarization
• Why centrism doesn’t work
• How developmental psychology and polarity theory shed light on the challenge
• How suppressing one side of a polarity empowers its shadow
• How the upside of one pole checks the downside of the other
• The practice: increasing the scope of what we are able to value

In the podcast I’m able to unpack the ideas in the paper in an accessible and entertaining way. Please check it out if you have a chance: https://www.dailyevolver.com/2016/03/steve-mcintosh-on-polarity-theory-and-a-path-forward-in-us-politics-plus-donald-trump

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