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US Politics is a Culture of Conflict and War at Home and Abroad

by S. Jack Heffernan Ph.D

There is no doubt that US politics has become increasingly polarized in recent years. This polarization has led to a culture of conflict and war, both at home and abroad.

On the domestic front, the two major political parties, the Democrats and the Republicans, have become increasingly divided on a range of issues, from healthcare to climate change to immigration. This division has made it difficult for the government to function effectively and has led to gridlock on many important issues.

On the foreign policy front, the US has been involved in a number of wars in recent years, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. These wars have been costly in terms of both human life and financial resources. They have also led to a great deal of anger and resentment in the Middle East.

The culture of conflict and war in US politics is a major problem. It is preventing the government from addressing important issues and is making the US less safe in the world.

There are a number of reasons for this culture of conflict and war. One reason is the rise of social media. Social media has made it easier for people to connect with others who share their views, and this has led to an increase in echo chambers, where people are only exposed to information that confirms their existing beliefs. This has made it more difficult for people to understand and appreciate the views of others, and has made it easier for people to demonize their opponents.

Another reason for the culture of conflict and war is the decline of trust in institutions. In the past, people were more likely to trust the government, the media, and other institutions. However, in recent years, there has been a decline in trust in these institutions. This has led to a situation where people are more likely to believe that their opponents are motivated by self-interest or ideology, rather than by a desire to do what is best for the country.

The culture of conflict and war in US politics is a serious problem. It is preventing the government from addressing important issues and is making the US less safe in the world. There is no easy solution to this problem, but it is important to start by understanding the causes of the problem and by working to build bridges between people with different views.

Shayne Heffernan

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