Whether it’s good versus evil, us against them, left versus right, paper or plastic, regular or decaf, we seem to live in an age that values polarization. But whatever happened to the good old middle ground, the place where diverse people can come together in a sense of unity? Click the links below to read how these essayists believe some middle ground can still be found.
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This week’s essayMusician Bela Fleck has gained critical acclaim for moving the banjo from its traditional roots into jazz and classical genres. He believes figuring out how to do things his own may made that possible. Click here to read his essay.