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Freeing the Muzzled Majority—Beneath “Polarization,” Surprising Unity

By Frances Moore Lappé / June 11, 2021


People hold placards at a rally in front of the US Supreme Court to call on the Senate to pass the For the People Act, on June 9, 2021, in Washington DC. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images)


Originally Published on Common Dreams, June 11, 2021


Laments over America’s political polarization mount. “Actions of the president and his party are pulling us further apart,” argued Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) responding to President Biden’s address in late April. “Polarization is the story of American politics today,” observes Fareed Zakaria of CNN.