Top Political Strategists and Scholars set to debate
campaigning in polarized America
Holliday Forum, LSU Journalism Building
Join us for Pizza at 6:30, followed by the Panel at 7 p.m.
The consensus in today’s political spectrum is that Americans are extremely polarized
and can’t agree on anything. To the contrary, however, in reality real liberals and
real conservatives are found in impressive numbers only among those who are deeply
engaged in political life. In Neither Liberal nor Conservative: Ideological Innocence in the American Public, Donald Kinder and Nathan Kalmoe argue that American public opinion is in a state
of ideological innocence. If this is the case, how do Americans make election and
policy decisions? What are the implications for campaign and issue strategists? The
panel will explore these questions.