You're Not as Crazy as I Thought (But You're Still Wrong): Conversations between a Die-Hard Liberal and a Devoted Conservative

You're Not as Crazy as I Thought (But You're Still Wrong): Conversations between a Die-Hard Liberal and a Devoted Conservative


Americans were divided alongside political strains for thus lengthy that they have got approximately forgotten the best way to consult each other, less how one can hear. this isn't more likely to enhance so long as changes among them stay forged in overly simplistic phrases, equivalent to “ignorance” vs. “enlightened knowledge” or “morality” vs. “reprobate immorality.” Such dichotomies forget about the truth that many voters who disagree politically still proportion a wish to paintings for the bigger solid of society.

Phil Neisser, a self-described “left-wing atheist,” first met Jacob Hess, a social conservative, on the 2008 lawsuits of the nationwide Coalition for discussion and Deliberation. After gaining knowledge of a shared dedication to cross-party discussion, they embarked jointly on a yearlong try to perform what they preached. during this ebook they proportion the outcome via exploring the bounds of middle disagreements approximately morality, strength, gender roles, sexuality, race, substantial executive, giant enterprise, and large media.

Each bankruptcy revolves round a topic explored intensive via back-and-forth, full of life query and reaction. This nuanced, iterative method was once transformative for either authors, and will likewise function a worthy source for anyone—liberal or conservative—who feels dissatisfied through today’s frequently shallow, demagogic public discourse.

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