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 library@braverangels.org.

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

Upcoming Discussions

The Braver Angels Library Team will host our next author-attended book discussion on Wednesday, June 22, at 8 pm EDT. Our guest will be Bishop Mark Beckwith, a Braver Angels leader and gun safety advocate whose new book is titled Seeing the Unseen: Beyond Prejudices, Paradigms and Party Lines. We’ll talk with Bishop Beckwith about the book’s call to work through our divisions and build community, and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. Please join us! Click here to register.

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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