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Braver Angels is a citizens' organization uniting red and blue Americans in a working alliance to depolarize America. We try to understand the other side's point of view, even if we don't agree with it. We engage those we disagree with, looking for common ground and ways to work together. We support principles that bring us together rather than divide us.
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Braver Angels National Debate: Racism in America

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Braver Angels recently hosted a conversation seeking an answer to one of the most charged and challenging questions facing our country today. Is racism embedded in our institutions, our culture, our American story? This national debate brought a panel of passionate voices together for an honest conversation about the state of our nation's values and systems.

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America's Public Forum: How Divided is the U.S. Supreme Court?

Video: How Divided is the U.S. Supreme Court?

With presidential appointments of new Supreme Court justices and major court decisions becoming the centers of polarizing whirlwinds of controversy, it is often thought that the Supreme Court is as much a hotbed of divisions as other institutions in American government. But is this an accurate way to think about it, especially with the numerous quieter decisions made every year by the highest court in the land?

Join American Purpose and Braver Angels for a special edition of America's Public Forum, where they discuss the appearances and realities of division and polarization, pragmatism and principle, compromise and collaboration, among the justices of the contemporary U.S. Supreme Court.

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Podcast: Polarization and cancel culture

How is the progress of humanity threatened by our inability to appreciate it? And how is that progress threatened by our inability to communicate respectfully with one another?

Professor Steven Pinker (author of "Enlightenment Now" and :The Better Angels of Our Nature") joined John Wood Jr. of Braver Angels to discuss polarization, cancel culture in the academy and how we can reason together toward a better future.

Cancel Culture, Communication, & the Quest for Humanism | Steven Pinker with John Wood, Jr.

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Podcast: The call the unite

Are calls for unity too weak and too generic to move Americans? What are the hard truths that stand in the way of unity?

Educator, activist, and author Tim Shriver joined the Braver Angels podcast to talk about his new book, "The Call to Unite," and the budding nationwide movement to unite America.

The Call to Unite | Tim Shriver with John Wood, Jr. & April Lawson

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