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The Power of Love — Even in Politics

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Arthur C. Brooks is one of the luminaries of the conservative world. An economist and public-policy analyst, he is the president of the American Enterprise Institute. He will soon decamp to Harvard, to teach. I have done a Q&A with Arthur, here.

His latest book is Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt. We talk about this issue, or these issues, of course. The idea of a “culture of contempt” is interesting. There is also the culture of the “sick burn” (related). At this point, many of us, I think, have had our fill of “sick burns” — even when they burn the other side.

In the course of our........

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