love your enemies
the problem in american public life today isn’t excessive anger; it’s a culture of contempt. across the political spectrum, we hear that those who disagree with us are not just wrong, but our enemies—worthless and morally defective. this is warping political discourse, tearing us apart as people, and even wrecking our health. but there is a way forward. drawing on ancient wisdom, the latest findings in behavioral science, and examples from history’s greatest leaders, arthur brooks reveals how we can rebuild america’s moral consensus, restore a vibrant competition of ideas, reject divisive leadership, and find love in our hearts, not just civility and tolerance, for those with whom we disagree.
about arthur c. brooks
arthur c. brooks is president of the american enterprise institute (aei). before joining aei, dr. brooks was the louis a. bantle professor of business and government in the maxwell school of citizenship and public affairs at syracuse university, where he taught economics and social entrepreneurship. prior to his work in academia and public policy, he spent 12 years as a classical musician in the united states and spain.
brooks is a contributing opinion writer for the washington post, host of the podcast "the arthur brooks show," and the bestselling author of 11 books on topics including the role of government, economic opportunity, happiness, and the morality of free enterprise. his next book, “love your enemies,” and a feature-length documentary, “the pursuit,” will be released in spring 2019.
dr. brooks has a ph.d. and an m.phil. in policy analysis from the pardee rand graduate school. he also holds an m.a. in economics from florida atlantic university and a b.a. in economics from thomas edison state college.
a book signing will follow his presentation.
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