But now most of us exist in our own political bubbles, left and right. I live in Berkeley, California ??? a blue city in a blue state ??? and rarely stumble across anyone who isn???t a liberal Democrat (the biggest battles here are between the moderate left and the far-left). The TV has hundreds of channels so I can pick what I want to watch and who I want to hear. And everything I read online confirms everything I believe, thanks in part to Google???s convenient algorithms.
So when Americans get upset about politics these days we tend to stew in our own juices, without benefit of anyone we know well and with whom we disagree ??? and this makes it almost impossible for us to understand the other side.
Not for a minute would I suggest there are any lessons for Canada in any of this.