Summary of How to Have Better Political Conversations

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Americans’ values are driving them apart – but the same values can also reunite them.


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The 2016 US presidential election deepened resentment between America’s political left and right, and destroyed many relationships. But before you downsize your social circle, listen to social psychologist Robb Willer’s clear, urgent message. getAbstract applauds his useful research-backed method of framing arguments according to an audience’s liberal or conservative values – an idea that can connect across even the most divisive politics.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why the political divide is hurting Americans and the nation and
  • How to use “moral reframing” to connect with and persuade those who have opposing political views.


The gulf between America’s political left and right is widening. Liberals and conservatives not only inhabit different social circles and follow separate news media but physically distance...
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About the Speaker

Robb Willer is a professor of sociology and psychology at Stanford University.

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