Sunday, June 18, 2017

A group called "Better Angels" tries to replace tribalism with community dialogues


Today, David Blankenhorn appeared on the Fareed Zakaria GPS show on CNN and mentioned his “Better Angels” organization, which tries to set up community gatherings where people from opposing political parties or different cultural and ethnic identity groups meet and discuss contentious issues.  The link is here and I “joined” this evening.

The idea is to breakdown the tribalism that is haunting American politics and which Donald Trump exploited to get elected.



The concept reminds me of the “Area of Mutual Agreement” at Understanding, Dam Fry’s group in Arizona in the 1970s, which I discuss in Chapter 3 in my DADT-1 book  I’ll review this again soon on my “DADT Notes” blog on Wordpress.

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