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Making Sense of Political Divisions in the Age of Trump

With latest in-depth interviews with intellectuals, artists, journalists and politicians, the TED media group examines recent social and political changes. Their first interview features Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari.

Donald Trump.
Donald Trump. © Daron Dean / Reuters

In the era of Donald Trump, Brexit, extremism and divisions across the globe, is there room for dialogue between people? Is there a point, in the age of post-truth, for a voice of reason or facts? The media organization TED is trying to examine these and other similar questions in a series of in-depth talks with intellectuals, artists, journalists and politicians.

The interviews, broadcast live from New York and available to watch on TED's Facebook page, incorporate questions from the audience in the studio with those of viewers at home. Recordings of the interviews are also available later on YouTube.

The first interview featured Yuval Noah Harari, an Israeli historian from Jerusalem's Hebrew University, who discussed nationalism and globalization.

Yuval Noah Harari on nationalism vs. globalism:

Nationalism vs. globalism: the new political divide | Yuval Noah Harari

Historians Rick Perlstein and Timothy Snyder on the history behind contemporary affairs in the United States:

Historians Rick Perlstein and Timothy Snyder on the history behind contemporary affairs in the United States.

Journalists David Brooks and Gretchen Carlson on the possibility of bridging political differences:

Journalists David Brooks and Gretchen Carlson on the possibility of bridging political differences.

Journalist Eliot Cohen and economist Diana Furchtgott Roth on the divide in the conservative movement:

Former Bush administration official Eliot Cohen and economist Diana Furchtgott Roth on the divide in the conservative movement.