Did the end of the Cold War lead to today’s political division?

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Us vs. them, king of the hill, so says the research

Something that is hard-wired into us as humans is the idea of us belonging to an in-group and others belonging to an out-group. We do everything we can to identify ourselves with our chosen in-group, and we dehumanize the “others.” Our goal becomes one of completely…