Relationships and discourse have eroded over the last decade, especially since the recent election. Can we heal and move forward? As individuals? As a country? Should we? Jonathan Haidt, bestselling author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, explains the research on the different ways conservatives and liberals view the world and how those differences contribute to the polarization we are experiencing. Our four panelists, Greg Adams, State Representative Brigid Kelly, Judge Fanon Rucker, and Melissa Wegman, discuss Haidt’s response on how to solve our deep divisions: love.
Click here to view Haidt’s full TED talk video, “Can a divided America heal?”
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