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Post-Election America: Political Polarization and Inequality in the U.S. Now

Friday, February 17, 2017 at 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

66 West 12th Street, 407 66 West 12th Street

In this Post-Election America lecture, David Plotke (Professor of Politics) will discuss political polarization and inequality in the United States.

Polarization means that parties and public opinion are sharply divided. The distance between the two parties is very large. Almost all issues, from gun control to climate control to taxes, are pulled into this dynamic. Polarization is real and ongoing. Is it mainly the cause or effect of other political dynamics? Is it permanent? 

Individuals not registered for this ULEC course must sign in at the event as guests. Please arrive early.

For more information about the Post-Election America course please read the course description on the University course catalog.


David Plotke is Professor of Politics at The New School for Social Research. He received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. His forthcoming book is Democratic Breakup: From the Civil Rights Act to the End of the Democratic Order.

Event Type

Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


Politics, Policy and Government


The New School for Social Research, Parsons School of Design, Schools of Public Engagement, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts


Free; Individuals not registered for this ULEC course must sign in at the event.

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