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Are Our Political Rivals As Bad As We Think They Are? DTH Episode 161 with Daniel F. Stone

๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐Ž๐ฎ๐ซ ๐๐จ๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐‘๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐€๐ฌ ๐๐š๐ ๐€๐ฌ ๐–๐ž ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ค ๐“๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐€๐ซ๐ž?
For the great majority of my life I had no interest in politics. It was not until after 9/11 that I had any interest whatsoever in anything any politician had to say. The only thing about politics I was certain of was that I didn’t want anything to do with politics. For many that I knew, their stories were similar. In the past decade, or decade and a half, that has steadily been changing. People across the political spectrum are becoming more entrenched in their political beliefs, maybe overconfident in their beliefs, and allowing their political beliefs to become part of their core identities. For some, lines have been drawn and their political rivals are now thought of as enemies. I believe though, the question must be asked; are our political rivals as bad as we think they are?
๐–๐ก๐จ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ƒ๐š๐ง๐ข๐ž๐ฅ ๐…. ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ง๐ž?
A short time back I came across a fascinating article when searching topics for the podcast. It was a great bonus when I discovered the organization Braver Angels was mentioned in the article. I knew immediately that the author of “Your political rivals arenโ€™t as bad as you think โ€“ hereโ€™s how misunderstandings amplify hostility”, found at theConversation.com, was someone who I wanted to speak with.

๐‘ณ๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’ ๐’Ž๐’๐’“๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’„๐’๐’๐’๐’†๐’„๐’• ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’†๐’ ๐‘ญ. ๐‘บ๐’•๐’๐’๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐’„๐’‰๐’†๐’„๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‡๐’–๐’๐’ ๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’˜ ๐’๐’๐’•๐’†๐’” ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’†๐’‘๐’Š๐’”๐’๐’…๐’† ๐’‚๐’• ๐‘ซ๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐‘ฏ๐’‚๐’•๐’†.๐’„๐’๐’Ž.