Blog Posts - Polarization



How Trump Dehumanized Mrs. Khan

  When Donald Trump proposed that Ghazala Khan – the Muslim Goldstar mother of Captain Humayun Khan who was killed in Iraq – was not allowed to speak, ostensibly because of Muslim sexist control of women, he dehumanized Mrs. Khan. Interestin...
by Peace and Conflict Politics on Aug 2, 2016

The Twisted Logic of Cultural Differences

One of the most pressing and distressing cultural and communication problems is how you talk to the “other.” Group and cultural polarization is no longer an interesting insight posed by an academic or intellectual. No, it is common knowledge and...
by Peace and Conflict Politics on Apr 11, 2016

The Twisted Logic of Cultural Differences

One of the most pressing and distressing cultural and communication problems is how you talk to the “other.” Group and cultural polarization is no longer an interesting insight posed by an academic or intellectual. No, it is common knowledge and...
by Peace and Conflict Politics on Apr 11, 2016

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by Increase Your knowledge on Jan 9, 2016

Seeing Media Bias Everywhere Is Bad for Democracy – and Peace

There is a well-known study conducted in 1985 that ran a perfectly simple clean little experiment. One group favorable toward Israel and another group supportive of the Arabs were exposed to identical news stories about the violence in Lebanon in 198...
by Peace and Conflict Politics on Aug 25, 2014

Power is concentrated among a minority of citizens – and it may not change

Come on America. The Mets can do it and so can we. A new study on political ideologies in America confirms what we easily can learn by viewing cable television on any evening: We live in an era of deeply … Continue reading →...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jul 11, 2014

Managing Extreme Opinions during Deliberation Between Deeply Divided Groups

Even during those heavy late-night conversations in college about God the guy with an unmovable opinion, who just couldn’t see outside his own boundaries, was annoying. Extreme voices, and the harsh opinions and rigid sensibilities that accompany t...
by Peace and Conflict Politics on Feb 3, 2014

Gerrymandering: Cause of Washington Polariazation?

I’ve been blaming the recent political polarization across the Washington spectrum on gerrymandering/redistricting lately, but now I must rethink my position. In this interesting piece in The Guardian by Harry J. Enten, he argues, with good dat...
by Sparking the Left on Oct 12, 2013

Asian smartphone makers were forced to withdraw from the field

Media on Wednesday published an article that Apple is now the field of smart phones, Samsung split the world situation. In this context, the Asian smart phone manufacturers facing a crisis of survival. Samsung and Apple two companies firmly in contro...

Polarization is …

Polarization Polarization is a property of waves that can oscillate with more than one orientation. Electromagnetic waves, such as light, and gravitational waves exhibit polarization; sound waves in a gas or liquid don’t have polarization becau...
by What is this ? on Jul 13, 2013

Dangerously Rigid Political Opinions Can be Changed: Here is One Approach

Extreme opinions are one of the thorniest issues when it comes to trying to solve problems and the necessary “difficult conversations” required. But related to extreme opinions are rigid opinions; that is, those people who hold firm opinions from...
by Peace and Conflict Politics on Jul 8, 2013

Changing the polarization on a satellite dish feedhorn.

In this video we’re changing the polarization on a satellite dish feedhorn by rotating it in its regular position at the focal point of the parabolic reflect… Video Rating: 5 / 5 Related posts: satellite dish Receiver installation and tr...
by Portable Satellite Dish on Jun 20, 2013

Spooky action!

Our world is full of weird things. Some phenomenon can be explained but some cannot be. One of the weirdest stuff in Quantum Mechanics is Quantum Entanglement. The name itself suggests that this phenomenon is entangled in mysteries which are breath-t...
by Go For Knowledge on Jun 11, 2013

Are Independents More Immune to Bias Than Liberals or Conservatives?

Freakonomics » Are Independents More Immune to Bias Than Liberals or Conservatives? »Social psychologists have identified various plausible sources of ideological polarization over climate change, gun violence, national security, and like soci...
by Henry Sullivan on Dec 12, 2012

prelude to discombobulation

I was reading a speech John F. Kennedy delivered in 1961 to the Canadian Parliament, and struck by this quote: Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners. And necessity has made us...
by ~synthesis~ on Apr 5, 2012


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