Polarization: Jonah Goldberg on ‘Suicide of the West’

In an age of tribalism, nationalism, populism and identity politics, are we ungratefully throwing away what made the West the free and prosperous place it is today? National Review Senior Editor and AEI Fellow Jonah Goldberg diagnoses our civilization’s ills and tries to offer some solutions.

About the speaker

Jonah Goldberg is a fellow and Asness chair in applied liberty at the American Enterprise Institute, where he writes about political and cultural issues. He is concurrently a senior editor at National Review. A bestselling author, he writes a nationally syndicated column that appears regularly in more than 100 newspapers across the United States. He is also a weekly columnist for the Los Angeles Times, a member of the board of contributors to USA Today, a Fox News contributor,and a regular member of the Fox News All-Stars panel on “Special Report with Bret Baier.”

About the series

The polarized and compartmentalized intellectual climate on American campuses both mirrors and contributes to similar maladies in American civic life.

To examine the problem and begin to discuss possible solutions both at the level of the campus and society, Arizona State University’s School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, together with its partners in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, is hosting a lecture series and conference, “Polarization and Civil Disagreement: Confronting America’s Civic Crisis.” You can also watch discussions and join the conversation on Facebook.

WATCH: See the full list of episodes of “Polarization: A Civic Crisis”

 

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