Cramming for the Midterms: How We Got So Polarized (And What to Do About It)
21 Clinton St.
212-228-2100 Price: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
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This is a series about the fundamental principles of social and political life. If you’re looking for a rundown of “he-said,” “she-said” analyses, or a bunch of talking heads talking past each other on today’s top issues, you’re in the wrong place. Instead, we share some of the deepest social science findings behind how everything got so fucked. You’ll leave with a new lens to understand the news – and how to use it for good. It’s string theory for the midterm elections.
SHOW #2: How We Got So Polarized (and what to do about it)
Polarization! We are obsessed with it. But it’s actually not all bad out there. We discuss the real evidence for polarization, why political views are so hard to change, and what all of this says for how we can stitch ourselves back together again where it counts.
This is a 5-event series leading up to the midterm elections: you can come to single events or get a series pass (5 shows for $50).
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Series Pass (5 events): $50
Events are 21+
Venue is mixed seating and standing-room: arrive early to get a good seat!
OTHER EVENTS IN THE SERIES:
Why democracy is f*cked (and what to do about it) 8/14
How we got so biased (and what to do about it) 10/10
Why voting is irrational (and what to do about it) 10/24
Exam Study Session (We can’t possibly predict what will happen in this election – we’re leaving this topic open to cover relevant events!) 11/4Buy tickets/get more info now