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5.08: Empathy is Hard Work

5.08: Empathy is Hard Work

Reflections on the necessity, and the limitations, of empathy in light of the 2016 American election cycle
Show Notes
In the wake of the surprising outcome of the 2016 American presidential election, we talk about how we do politics going forward. In particular, we look at how empathy and treating each other (no matter how sharp our differences) as people made in the image of God must inform our politics, even as we acknowledge that no amount of empathy will overcome all disagreements.

“What A Difference 2 Percentage Points Makes” – Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight
Previously on the show

4.11: How People Read C. S. Lewis
4.10: The Ancient Wisdom of Usenet
4.09: We’re Idealist Realists
4.05: The Price of Democracy
1.12: Political Appinations
1.06: Rebuke Me Some People


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