The renowned Harvard social scientist and bestselling author will speak on how to save America from a "culture of contempt" on Thursday, January 30 at 7:00 PM, sponsored by the Elizabeth Schickel Foundation.
Divisive politicians. Hateful pundits. Twitter trolls. Today there is an “outrage industrial complex” that prospers by setting American against American, creating a “culture of contempt” - the habit of seeing those who disagree with us as not merely incorrect, but as worthless and defective. Research shows that 9 out of 10 Americans hate this state of affairs, but feel helpless to change it.
But there is hope. Join Dr. Brooks for an evening to learn how to develop the art of happiness that comes when we choose to love one another, despite our differences.
This event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Brooks is Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Arthur C. Patterson Faculty Fellow at the Harvard Business School and columnist for The Washington Post. Before joining the Harvard faculty in July 2019, he served for ten years as president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a public policy think tank in Washington, DC. An economist by training, he has spent decades studying culture and public policy. His work in topics from technical economics to the sources of human happiness has established his reputation as a bestselling author, a prolific social scientist, and an original thinker.