Posted on 09/13/2018 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Most Americans have, at some point recently, lamented how polarized society feels and expressed a desire for less-divisive politics.

Well, political scientist Francis Fukuyama has good news: He believes it’s possible for the U.S. to move toward unity.

All we have to do (ha!) is forge a new, more inclusive identity, rather than segmenting ourselves.

Fukuyama takes a look at how we arrived in our current state in his new book, Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment, which he discussed on All Things Considered recently.

You can listen to the interview below or read an edited transcript on NPR’s website.

Categories: Author Interview

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