Excessive political polarization quantities to indoctrination, however Hassan believes that “the remedy to unethical affect is moral affect” — and that includes a means of listening to an individual respectfully and gently reminding them of as soon as deep-seated values and ideas, drawing out implicit parallels the place indoctrination has obscured goal fact.
In Hassan’s observe, this course of takes days — there’s not a single dialog fast repair. For the needs of this train, let’s use members of Trump’s authorized group as examples.
A key level of depolarizing conversations is to assist people really feel heard whereas discovering frequent floor. The purpose is to not obtain an prompt conversion however as an alternative to start communication that breaks down the partitions that preserve individuals in separate realities buffeted by “various information.”
“If I had one bullhorn,” says Hassan, “I would say to all people, ‘Attain out to your family members who imagine in Trump, your family and friends members, and cease calling them names and cease attempting to win arguments, and bear in mind the nice outdated days and even agree to not discuss politics for some time till you rekindle the heat in your relationship.'”