Techonomics: Putting Civility, Grace Back in Political Conversations

“Our book is ten principles we’ve learned and we think will apply to all kinds of hard discussions, political and otherwise,”


By Jason Middleton

Toxic political dialogue, hate-filled rants on social media and agenda-driven news stories have become the new norm. People sitting together in pews every Sunday have started to feel like strangers, loved ones at the dinner table like enemies. It’s exhausting, and it’s too much.

In the new book I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening), two working moms from opposite ends of the political spectrum — Sarah Stewart Holland (on the political left) and Beth Silvers (on the right) — contend that there is a better way.

They believe that we can:

  • choose to respect the dignity of every person
  • choose to recognize that issues are nuanced
  • choose to listen in order to understand

Have great weeks, everybody.


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