With an election a few months away, America will have a choice between a pivotal tipping point or the continuation of the torrential storm that has defined the past three-and-a-half years. Using the PBS Frontline documentary, America’s Great Divide, our study group will examine the divisions that have existed in America, and how they became more bitter, deepened and hardened over the past decade. How did Obama’s promise of unity collapse? How did Trump’s campaign thrive on and purposely manipulate the country’s divisions? We’ll explore whether America is really two different countries which share the same borders, but have very divergent understandings of reality. We will supplement the documentary with articles that take us into the present day and investigate how divisiveness creeps into every aspect of federal policy and modern American life. If you are either concerned or curious about America’s future, join our study group for spirited, enlightening discussions. Note: The PBS Frontline documentary is available to view online for free prior to our class meetings.