Where Does Extremism Come From?

Photo credit: Joshua A. Bickel, Columbus Dispatch

My oldest passion is studying history. As a kindergarten student, I remember devouring any books I could find on history- many of which were way above the usual kindergarten reading level. Because of my readings, when we played “cowboys and Indians”, I was always on the side of the natives. I read whatever I could find on history: non-fiction, historical fiction, facts, Time Life books.