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Americans need to 'disagree better': Arthur Brooks on changing our 'culture of contempt'

'People are not defined by the political values they endorse'

In this episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," Glenn sat down with Arthur Brooks, a New York Times bestselling author, professional French Horn player, and professor of economics and social entrepreneurship at Syracuse University. Brooks serves as the president of the American Enterprise Institute, a nationally recognized think-tank based in Washington, D.C., where he leads a community of scholars and supporters that are committed to expanding liberty, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening free enterprise for all Americans.

He and Glenn discussed the "culture of contempt" that is so prevalent in today's political climate. Brooks pointed out how both liberals and conservatives in America seem "unable to separate today's contemptuous ideas from the person promoting them," and he stressed the importance of learning to "disagree better."

"It's healthy to disagree because it leads to new and better solutions," Brooks said. "But the contempt we so often include in those disagreements isn't necessary at all. In fact, it's dangerous and it makes progress for our nation nearly impossible. People are not defined by the political values they endorse."

Watch the full conversation below:

Ep. 32 | Arthur Brooks | The Glenn Beck Podcast

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