“Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it.” Liz Joyner feels that way about lack of civility and harsh political discourse but she did something about it in 2006 by starting the Village Square.
Given the dangerous rise of political extremism in America, it’s well past time we stopped wagging our fingers and do a bit of soul searching of our own about why our society is producing so many citizens unmoored from the connections that support moderation.
Is it possible that the second half of your life can be as happy, fulfilling, and exciting as the first? Author Arthur Brooks thinks so, and he has the tools to help you develop a so-called 401(k) for your future happiness.
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Author Jonathan Rauch and PolitiFact Executive Director Aaron Sharockman sit down to discuss Rauch’s thesis on “The Constitution of Knowledge,” described by Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels as a “thought-provoking and essential work.”
Liz Joyner provides practical tips for how to have civil conversations with people across the aisle. Check out Season 2Episode 7 of Upstream Downstream podcast tolearn from Liz’s 15 years of doing this work.