Nick Beecroft’s New Book

FYI, Nick Beecrtoft, who has done some excellent dialogue work, has a new book out that might interest you. It’s called “The New Magna Carta” and I plan to read it. Perhaps you’re interested as well. Here’s a link, http://www.amazon.com/New-Magna-Carta-Psychiatrists-Prescription-ebook/dp/B00SYDF384/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422910553&sr=1-3&keywords=beecroft

A New Book Series

Dear Fans of Dialogue There’s a new series you might be interested in: The Future of Western Civilization, by an English bloke named Nicholas Beecroft. The books consist of dozens of interviews with a wide range of activists and thinkers many of whom are doing great things and/or offering thoughts very much worth hearing. The … Continue reading

More on Better Partisan Dialogue

Hi friends For those interested in how to move towards healthier political dialogue, here are a couple of things that might interest you. The first is a TED talk by Sally Kohn, on the subject of “emotional correctness.” It’s VERY good (http://www.ted.com/talks/sally_kohn_let_s_try_emotional_correctness.html). Also the journal “Transformation,” published by Open Democracy, has made the final posting … Continue reading

More on Partisan Politics and Doing it Better

Hi friends For those interested in how to move towards healthier political dialogue, here are a couple of things that might interest you. The first is a TED talk by Sally Kohn, on the subject of “emotional correctness.” It’s VERY good (http://www.ted.com/talks/sally_kohn_let_s_try_emotional_correctness.html). Also the journal “Transformation,” published by Open Democracy, has made the final posting … Continue reading

Jacob’s new essay about liberal and conservative narratives

Dear Friends You might be interested in a brief essay just published online by my conservative co-author. In it he does a good job of laying out some differences between how liberals and conservatives view problems. Here’s the link: http://www.opendemocracy.net/transformation/jacob-z-hess/american-politics-beyond-angels-and-demons thanks, Phil

“You’re Not as Crazy as I Thought” on Huff Post Live

FYI: My coauthor Jacob Hess will join me tomorrow morning (Monday the 26th) at 11:30 EST on Huff Post Live, where “You’re Not As Crazy as I Thought” will be discussed as part of a conversation about what to do about today’s cavernous political divide. Cheers, Phil Neisser.

Phil and Jacob on Huff Post Live

Hi All — FYI: My coauthor Jacob will join me tomorrow morning (Monday the 26th) at 11:30 EST on Huff Post Live, where “You’re Not As Crazy as I Thought” will be discussed as part of a conversation about what to do about today’s cavernous political divide. Cheers, Phil

What this Mormon thinks of Mitt

It is widely assumed that since a Mormon is running for president, other Mormons must all be tickled and thrilled.  Not quite. It’s true that many of us in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have felt some genuine excitement at the prospects of Romney’s candidacy.  For a faith community driven from Illinois … Continue reading

“You’re Not as Crazy” on “This American Life”

FYI: You’re Not as Crazy as I Thought will be included in this weekend’s edition of This American Life on National Public Radio. In my locale of North Country New York the show will air on North Country Public Radio on Sunday at 11:00am.  As for exactly how much attention the book will get in the … Continue reading

October soon, 2012: This American Life NPR Interview

Between September and October 2012, we were interviewed on several occasions by Lisa Pollak–a producer at NPR’s This American Life (http://www.thisamericanlife.org/).  This American Life is a weekly hour-long radio program produced by Chicago Public Media, hosted by Ira Glass and distributed by Public Radio International on PRI affiliate stations.  The program is broadcast on more than 500 stations to … Continue reading