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A Language of Healing for a Polarized Nation by Wayne Jacobsen
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it was amazing

This is an opportune moment for a much needed book not just for the USA (to which it is aimed by its American authors) but to all countries where we are seeing far more polarization of opinions and the rhetoric that accompanies their expression . The art of disagreeing in a respectful way seems to be lost, particularly on social media. As the Introduction says "Our differences cannot be an excuse to vent our anger and animosity. We can hold to differing views and argue for them passionately without resorting to contempt, suspicion and accusations." This book explores how to become a Peacemaker and how to find a Shared Space for the views of others without having to subjugate our own views. It is full of practical ideas on how to change our language and bring healing of relationships, one step at a time. The Introduction ends with this powerful statement" Polarity damages people. .. It's time for a new approach that celebrates our common humanity". It is time to read this book.
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October 11, 2019 – Started Reading
October 11, 2019 – Shelved
October 11, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
November 5, 2019 – Finished Reading

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