Pardee RAND Alumnus Discusses New Book

Pardee RAND alumnus and bestselling author Arthur Brooks spoke about his new book, Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt, at RAND in May.

Arthur Brooks, author and Pardee RAND alumnus, discussing his new book at RAND's headquarters in Santa Monica, California, May 17, 2019, photo by Diane Baldwin/RAND Corporation

Arthur Brooks discussing his new book at RAND.

Photo by Diane Baldwin/RAND Corporation

Brooks, who served as president of the American Enterprise Institute from 2009 to 2019, shared his thoughts on how we can restore a vibrant competition of ideas in America and find love in our hearts, not just civility and tolerance, for those with whom we disagree.

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"Answering hate with hate is what weak people do. Answering hate with love is what strong people do."

Arthur Brooks