Podcast The Seen and the Unseen

The Problem With Our Political Discourse

This is Episode 49 of The Seen and the Unseen, the weekly podcast hosted by our editor,  Amit Varma.

Social media has enabled everyone to have a voice — but no one listens any more. In episode 49 of The Seen and the Unseen, Amit Varma examines why our political discourse is so polarised. One particular bugbear of his is the tendency to shift the focus from the argument to the person, and he outlines a few different ways in which people personalise arguments.

You can read a full transcript here.

Also read:
What We Talk About When We Talk About Politics
The Facts Do Not Matter

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