It is well documented that Americans are ever more divided: along party, ideological, socio-economic and cultural lines; by geographic, demographic, racial and religious differences. Our political polarization hampers our ability to tackle important national issues, whether immigration, infrastructure, timely budgeting or closing Guantánamo. The recent government shutdown and the looming threat of another underscore this problem.
"We Have Met the Enemy, and He Is Us" is from the January 25, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Susan E. Rice and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.