Palo Alto University Rotary Club – Civil Discourse Committee
Recommended Books & Background Materials
“Civil Discourse 101 – Part 2”
October 2022 – Listed alphabetically by author’s last name
The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization (2021)
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know (2019)
Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results (2014).
See also Creating WE Institute for more recent ideas based on her work.
I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times (2022)
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion (2012)
See also The Constructive Dialogue Institute for more ideas based on his work.
Citizens Uniting to Restore Our Democracy (2020)
How Politics Became Our Identity (2018)
Robert Putnam with Shaylyn Romney Garrett
The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again (2020)
The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth (2021)
High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out (2021)