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.

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Upcoming Discussions

Please join us for our next Braver Angels book event! On Thursday, Oct. 20 at 8:00 pm EST, we will be talking about Black Elephants in the Room, the 2016 book by Corey Fields that draws on the experiences of Black Republicans to address the relationship between race and political behavior in the U.S. It promises to be an interesting discussion, we hope to see you there! 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 2

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