Lilliana Mason UnzivilAgrement: How Politics Became Our Identity is easily the best book on American politics I`ve read in years. I mean this in two important ways. First, the book addresses perhaps the most pressing question in politics: why has American public opinion become increasingly polarized? The answer – that the increasing overlap between identities changes the way citizens see themselves and others – gives a clear understanding of polarization. But it`s not just an important book, it`s a good book. Mason constructs a meticulous reasoning based on social psychology, and each chapter of the book relies sequentially on the previous one. The result is a book that is more than the sum of the parts and represents a great progress in the field. I lost the number of times Mason made a point that clearly expressed a previously incomprehensible intuition about politics. There are few books that make this kind of contribution to a crucial issue in the way unzivile agreements do. American Politics Commons, Political Theory Commons To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to comply with our usage policies. When you use this feature for the first time, you will be asked to allow Cambridge Core to log into your account. Learn more about sending content to Dropbox. . This is a manuscript of a book review published under the name Peterson, David A.M.

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