How Political Polarization is Enforced

Increased polarization, where the public is splitting into all far-left Democrats and far-right Republicans (which I will refer to as “radical” or “extreme” for lack of a more neutral word), is probably the most consistent and important trend in politics in recent history. I have argued that it is one of the three factors necessary to almost completely explain modern politics.

There are surely complex political science explanations for why this is happening, ones that I am certainly not qualified to describe. Instead, I want to focus on logical interactions…