Breaking the Impasse of Entrenched Partisan Politics

How do we move forward, when each party feels wronged, while also being cast as the wrongdoer? In this episode, renowned psychoanalyst Dr. Jessica Benjamin applies her “Beyond Doer and Done To” theory to the entrenched conflict between Democrats and Republicans. Based on her research into human development in infants and adults, Jessica describes how conflict resolution hinges on mutual recognition of the harm each side has done and the co-creation of a shared space “thirdness” to get us back on track towards a more productive political process.

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