The Federalist Radio Hour

Arthur Brooks On How To Lead Americans Away From Hating Each Other

Arthur Brooks, President of AEI, joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss increasing ideological polarization and why Americans have stopped speaking to friends and family over politics. His new book, "Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt" addresses how we can find our way out of this era of tribalism.

The Federalist Radio Hour
00:57:00 3/10/2019

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Senior Editor David Harsanyi interviews Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino, co-authors of the new book, "Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court." The authors share stories they uncovered after conducting over 100 interviews with Senators, Justices, The President, and others involved in the historic confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh last year. They discuss how false accusations have damaged the #MeToo movement and women with real allegations of assault, and how this story effects future confirmations and legacy of the Supreme Court.
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00:48:00 7/4/2019
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