Right now, the human race faces many global threats
– from nukes and pandemics to AI and global warming. To address these problems, we must first be able to identify, research and discuss them. Liberal democracy is supposed to offer the best framework in which people are empowered to do this, but political polarisation poses a serious and substantial threat to this process. Division between different political and ideological factions is making it almost impossible for us to agree not only on the solutions to these problems but on the nature of the problems themselves. In fact, it has even become difficult for us to agree on the nature of reality. This is why at Counterweight, we believe political polarisation is the meta-problem we must resolve so we can protect liberal democracy and ensure we have the capability to address all of the other threats we face.

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