Kindly Inquisitors by Jonathan Rauch
I'm going to start documenting some of the many books I've read that are relevant to Notable Nation, and my take-away from them.
Kindly Inquisitors by Jonathan Rauch is phenomenal. I heard about it from Penn Jillette, who I knew as a magician and part of the TV show "Bullshit", but it turns out he's also a political thinker and libertarian.
Kindly Inquisitors is about the importance of free speech. Without free speech we cannot have free thought and without free thought we have nothing.
The best argument I've heard so far for Biden — Dialog between a Biden and a Trump supporter
Just because you don't support the same candidate for president doesn't mean you can't love & respect each other.
Doug & Calvin demonstrates how it's done.
And at the end we promise to wear the baseball cap for the other team if our team loses. I already ordered by Biden cap, just in case...
This explains 98% of politics (and the rest of life, too)
I experienced a huge a-ha moment when I understood the structure and flow of the drama triangle.
There are two fundamental positions we can take in life: we can either be inside the drama triangle, and waste all of our life energy on pointless drama, or we can stand outside it as powerful creators, focused on molding our lives to be the way we want them to be.
What’s the drama triangle, you ask? Also known as the Karpman Drama Triangle, the idea comes from family therapy, transactional analys…
Being Black in America - a dialogue with Lloyd Burnett
Lloyd is a friend and a client. He reached out to tell me he got triggered by one of my Instagram stories, which led to a private dialogue.
I asked him if he'd be willing to jump on a recorded video call to talk about this, and courageously, he said yes.
I think this was a very important and very valuable conversation, and I believe that having more conversations like this can be a huge part of helping heal the deep racial trauma in this country.
I'm grateful that Lloyd would do this work wit…