The perspective of this article is that the advent of social media and the internet has exacerbated the balkanization of America by allowing citizens to seek out echo chambers which reinforce and radicalize their own views, instead of the controlled mainstream media being able to herd everyone together into groupthink and a false bandwagon effect.

“How can we have successful political leaders when so much of our politics is now dominated by extremists on the left and right wing who refuse to compromise on anything because they believe their opponents are the pure evil?”

I discussed and explored this concept more in depth in my recent book ‘The Big Picture’, which just received another five star review. Welcome to your echo chamber.