Saturday, July 12, 2008

Former President Clinton Warns of Growing Political Polarization in America

At the semi-annual National Governors Association meeting, former President Bill Clinton warns of growing political polarization, "We were sorting ourselves out by choosing to live with people that we agree with," Clinton said.

Clinton has often meshed big picture admonitions with new books whose ideas he admires. He drew similar conclusions in 2000 following the publication of Robert Putnam's "Bowling Alone," on the decline of civic engagement in the United States" writes Andrew Welsh Huggins of the Associated Press.

"Underneath this apparent accommodation to our diversity, we are in fact hunkering down in communities of like-mindedness, and it affects our ability to manage difference," Clinton said.

Andrew Welsh Huggins Associated Press article can be read here:

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