Writers Roundtable: Self Reflection in Troubled Times

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In this month’s episode, the writers survey the drastic events of the last month (including George Floyd’s death, protests, riots, and cultural upheaval) and grapple with the question: Is Braver Angels relevant and can it remain so as polarization seemingly becomes inevitably worse?

Contributors:

James Coan
Erica Etelson
Monica Guzman
Randy Lioz
Ruth Littman
Luke Phillips
Greg Steinbrecher

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