Education has become the greatest divide of all – splitting voters into two increasingly hostile camps – with the educated on one side and the less educated on another. “It points to a deep alienation that cuts both ways. The less educated fear they are being governed by intellectual snobs who know nothing of their lives and experiences. The educated fear their fate may be decided by know-nothings who are ignorant of how the world really works. Bringing the two sides together is going to be very hard. The current election season appears to be doing the opposite.”
Written by David Runciman, read by Andrew McGregor and produced by Simon Barnard. Illustration by Thomas Nast.