Almost every thinking American will acknowledge that the United States has never been so polarized since the Civil War. We hear constant bemoaning of our divided state. “We need to unify … We need to come together… We need more bi-partisanship.’’
I say no. I say America needs more polarization. In fact, America is doomed without more division. We need much more polarization and we need it now!
So why do I argue for this supposedly horrible scenario?
I argue for greater division because America is in a new civil war right now—but only one side is truly fighting. Unnecessary division over petty issues is a very bad thing. Division and polarization over essential matters of principle is not only beneficial, it’s a matter of survival.