Online Book Discussions

For Braver Angels Members

Discuss. Dissect. Share favorite quotes. Ask questions or just listen – Join us for online book discussions led by and for Braver Angels members, via Zoom video conferencing.  To suggest a book or volunteer to lead a discussion, please contact us at

Check out our complete BRAVER ANGELS LIBRARY for member recommendations and reviews!

Upcoming event:


Wed, February 15, 2023, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Book discussion: “The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy,” by Katherine M. Gehl & Michael E. Porter

The authors argue that the two parties constitute an unhealthy duopoly over the US. electoral and legislative processes, and propose reforms to break that duopoly. “Leading political innovation activist Katherine Gehl and world-renowned business strategist Michael Porter bring fresh perspective, deep scholarship, and a real and actionable solution, final Five Voting, to the grand challenge of our boken political and democratic system. Final Five Voting has already been adopted in Alaska and is being advanced in states across the country.” (The Institute for Political Innovation)

To register: 

Questions? Contact Sharyn Dowd at or Len Breslow at 

Resources From Prior Discussions

The Forgotten Americans: An Economic Agenda for a Divided Nation, by Isabel Sawhill (April 6, 2022)

The Way Out: How To Overcome Toxic Polarization, by Peter T. Coleman, discussion guide (February 23, 2022)

Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right, by Ken Stern. 

How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide, by Peter Boghossian & James Lindsay, discussion guide

Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution, by Tucker Carlson, discussion guide

Contract to Unite America: Ten Reforms to Reclaim our Republic, by Neal Simon, discussion guide.

American Dialogue: The Founders and Us, by Joseph J. Ellis, discussion guide.

The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge & Why It Matters, discussion guide.

The Knowledge Illusion, by Steven Sloman & Philip Fernbach, discussion guide.

Why We’re Polarized, by Ezra Klein, discussion guide.

Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error, video and book by Kathryn Schulz, discussion guide.

The Righteous Mind, by Jonathan Haidt, synopsis, discussion guide

Love Your Enemies, by Arthur C. Brooks, discussion guide

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