If you’ve turned on the news, scrolled through Facebook, or talked to other human beings lately, you may have noticed something: We’re not really getting along. So many political and social issues turn into battlegrounds where people aggressively declare that they’re in the right, and that those who disagree are simply too dumb or misinformed to understand.

But the good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. We all have the capacity to listen and empathize, and we can inspire others to do the same. So to do your part in healing our divided social discourse, start by checking out the nine thought-provoking books below.


The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization by Peter T. Coleman

The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization

By Peter T. Coleman

Blending personal accounts with cutting-edge research, social psychologist Peter T. Coleman explores how conflict resolution and complexity science provide guidance for dealing with seemingly intractable political differences. View Our “Book Bite” Summary

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