Trusting "The Other"
It’s no secret that Americans are deeply divided along partisan lines, giving us divided institutions, divided communities, even divided families and friends. At the heart of the conflict is the sense that “the other side” can’t be trusted, that they don’t have our best interests in mind. Do the profound divisions in America ultimately boil down to a breakdown of trust in “the other” at an interpersonal level? What does it take to approach those outside our own tribe with an open mind, and to regain a sense of trust in one another? How could this renewed sense of trust expand across society as a whole?