A few months ago I learned about the work of Braver Angels. Braver Angels exists to create contexts for “humanizing” those on the other side of my personal politics. The goal is not to persuade but to understand.

Yet today, there is evidence to suggest that we are now as polarized as we have been since the Civil War. We are in what some are calling a “cold civil war” right at the moment when a spreading pandemic, vast economic trouble, and other national and global challenges call upon us to support each other like never before.

We do not accept this.

At Braver Angels we do not accept this division. We reject the normalizing of this extreme polarization. We say no to the break down of political and social life that it brings.

Because I believe that one of the greatest dangers to our nation is from political acrimony and partisanship, I signed up to become a Moderator. Recently I completed that training.

I also signed the this letter. I commend it for your consideration.


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