Tuesday, September 14, 2004

The Big Tent on This American Life

If you are an American Democrat --- or an interested observer of American politics -- who is trying to understand this strange time when the nation is so deeply divided, and if you are willing to ask and think about how to bridge the divide, to rebuild a national unity that propels us to make some good decisions about who we are in the world and at home, I recommend listening to the "Big Tent" episode of This American Life. Click here for the Real Audio file. (It's an hour long).

Sometimes it's frustrating to realize how great the divide is, but a lot of the time this episode offers a kind of insight that is nearly impossible to get otherwise.