Love Your Enemies by Arthur C. Brooks
This message can’t get out there enough. If there is one idea with which the whole of my being resonates, it is that compassion and understanding are the way forward from the current unspeakable mess that we have lately made of this country, which is the shame of my generation.
Brooks’ message has a lot in common with that of my boyfriend* Jonathan Haidt, of THE RIGHTEOUS MIND and THE CODDLING OF THE AMERICAN MIND. In fact he quotes and draws on Haidt’s words and research. I recommend the above as companion volumes, particularly RIGHTEOUS MIND.
I will be looking out for Brooks’ column in the Washington Post from now on.
* Jonathan Haidt is not actually my boyfriend. I use this term whenever I am madly in love with a particular author’s work.