Love Your Enemies

How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt

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Published Dec. 18, 2019 by HarperCollins Publishers.

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Good challenge and a better way forward

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If we'll listen.

We imagine ourselves surrounded by enemies who demand to be loathed and beaten into defeated submission.

But that's not the world we want. It's not the way of the people who made us. And it's not the way of the people who will lead us out of the impasse we find ourselves in politically.

Listen respectfully, engage in the exchange of ideas honestly. We can be better. We don't have to hold each other with the contempt we have grown. We can be better than we are currently.

Honestly, I yelled at this book (really) while reading chapter 4. But that doesn't negate the fact that this is a book everyone in America needs to read. Contempt is only driving us apart, and we all want better than that for our country and the people in it now and in the future.

We can make a better …


  • Political culture
  • Polarization (social science)
  • Political participation
  • United states, politics and government