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Sun Mar 24, 2013, 08:38 PM

DU Recommended Listening

Today I was listening to CBC Radio (That would be the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, for those not in the know) and author Jonathon Haidt was on talking about his book "The Righteous Mind". The half hour discussion on the topic - the first half of the linked audio below - was fascinating and enlightening, a must-hear for denizens of a polarized political board. This was, I believe, first recorded last summer.

"Governments change, economies tumble and soar, and headlines trumpet the scandal of the day. All the while, Tapestry deals with the more subtle news of life -- a thoughtful consideration of what it means to be human.

Tune in for an engaging, provocative and unexpected hour of radio: an hour in which rabbis and poets get equal time on the topic of faith, science-fiction writers and physicist-priests ponder the great creation myths, athletes explore the hero's journey as a spiritual metaphor, and architects examine the idea of space for the soul."

"Jonathan Haidt's latest book is called The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. He is at the forefront of research into why the brain craves us-versus-them thinking. He and Mary talk about what has to change for people to start hearing one another instead of screaming over one another. "


Main page for Tapestry


Jonathon Haidt's website where you can take morality surveys and compare against others


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