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  • Author makes case for politics to those who've lost faith

    Communication professor Ned O’Gorman says in a new book that we know from everyday experience how to do politics that aren’t fundamentally “us versus them.”

    Communication professor Ned O’Gorman says the political polarization that concerns him most is that of the “amped up” versus the “checked out.” In “Politics for Everybody,” he makes a case for the necessity of political engagement. He also argues that everyday experience shows we know how to work together “in ways that are not fundamentally us versus them.”

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Ned O’Gorman, call 217-265-0859; email nogorman@illinois.edu; Twitter handle @ned_ogorman.

    O’Gorman’s book “Politics for Everybody: Reading Hannah Arendt in Uncertain Times” is scheduled for publication in April by the University of Chicago Press.

    O’Gorman focuses in his research on the history and rhetoric of the Cold War and in 2018 co-authored “Lookout America!: The Secret Hollywood Studio at the Heart of the Cold War.”