Finally, a book I can be proud to admit I read.
The Author – Jonathan Haidt
The Book – The Righteous Mind
Subtitled – Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
I might as well start with the book itself. The dust cover is printed with what looks like a knife slash from corner to corner, with a black gap, showing how “good people” are “divided.” Despite the subtitle promising to tell why people are divided, nowhere in the book is it explained. That folks are divided on many topics is emphasised, and the How and Where is demonstrated, but the Why is never given.
On the blurb page, a promise is given to show how to win an argument against someone whose views you do not agree with. I read it very carefully. It involves empathizing with your opponent until you Become them, and then…
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