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AEI President Arthur Brooks: “Disagreeing With Each Other Shouldn't Lead To Hating Each Other”

Posted On: Jul 18, 2018   |   Posted By: FOX News

AEI President, Beth and Ravenel Curry Scholar in Free Enterprise and host of The Arthur Brooks Show. Arthur Brooks joined Fox News Radio's Guy Benson to discuss his new podcast, The Arthur Brooks Show, and the importance of "disagreeing better."
On his new podcast, The Arthur Brooks Show: This podcast is based on something I've been thinking about for a long time, but I saw a statistic that really worried me. This came from the PEW Research Center recently and I learned that 20% of Americans have stopped speaking to a family member or close friend because of political disagreements. It's sort of blowing my mind and then I read that 40% of Americans actually would be upset if their child married someone from the wrong party.
On what 'disagreeing better' means: Well, to begin with not disagreeing less is really important and the reason is that disagreement is the nature of the competition of ideas. One of the things that sets America apart from other countries in the world and makes us a better place to...

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