It’s hackneyed to say that America (and much of the world) is more polarized, and in deeply troubling ways, than ever before. It’s hackneyed – but it’s true – and it’s scary to many of us regardless of where we are on the political spectrum. This study group will look at two sides of the polarization mountain. As text, we’ll use The New Class War: Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite (Portfolio, 2020) by Michael Lind for a conservative perspective and Why We’re Polarized (Avid Reader/Simon & Schuster, 2020) by Ezra Klein for a more progressive perspective. By moving between these two viewpoints, our group will gain a broader and deeper understanding of the current socio-political conditions, and respectfully explore the views of both sides of the polarization mountain.