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Glimpses From a Teacher Historian: Polarization hurts all

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By Mark Banker

In the days since I last shared thoughts in this space, our nation has experienced a wave of sobering events.

A spate of pipe bombs, several mass shootings, and hotly contested mid-term elections remind us that anger, polarization and paralysis persist and imperil our individual and collective well-being.

In past columns, I have suggested we might consider these ongoing afflictions as responses to the bewildering economic, cultural, and technological changes that accompany modernity.


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