Nice essay. But the conclusion is untenable.
The only path to putting our politics in good repair is to back away from the abyss of post-truth politics. When truth and objective facts have political currency again, then and only then we can begin to talk to each other with respect. Until we respect each other, we can never repair the damage.
It’s time for a new system of governance.
Tiered Democratic Governance: No Political Parties whatsoever.