Jonathan Haidt, an American social psychologist, is well worth listening to. His analysis of the dysfunction taking over America is spot on. He recognizes and describes the poison and fear from extreme left and right that is tearing a once-great country into warring factions. We are committing cultural suicide with our unwillingness to accept any other viewpoint than our own. Igor Panarin, a Russian professor and political scientist, predicted in 1998 that the United States will break up in the next few years. We have held on past his prediction because enough level-headed people have so far managed to keep us patched together. I think Mr. Panarin is right but too early in his prediction. The greatest immediate danger is the upcoming November election that very well could be the breaking point.