What we're about

Is the other side really nuts? Find out by joining our open discussion group, where people of all views are welcome, appreciated, and heard – progressives, liberals, conservatives, and everything in between.

This group is part of a national organization with the mission to foster civility and community among politically dissimilar Americans. We aim to rise above divisive media politics through mediated, face-to-face discussion.

Come acquire skills to help you share your thoughts and feelings about politics today while listening to others. You’ll discover why people believe what they do. Our discussions are moderated to ensure that the conversation stays friendly, open, and productive.

To learn more about the topics we discuss and what groups in other parts of the country are doing check out this link: https://www.meetup.com/Crossing-Party-Lines

No judgement, just conversation.

Upcoming events (2)

BOOK CLUB Continuing Discussion: The Coddling of the American Mind

Let's continue the discussion from July 28 about our Summer BOOK CLUB selection:

"The Coddling of the American Mind" by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
(How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure)

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Lukianoff and Haidt argue that something has been going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and are afraid to speak honestly. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising—on campus as well as nationally. What is going on?

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/557315/the-coddling-of-the-american-mind-by-greg-lukianoff-and-jonathan-haidt/

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About the CPL BOOK CLUB

Discover the books people are reading to cross party lines.

As much as we might love other media forms, it’s reading good books that best helps us understand the world. Extended prose is the most effective way to communicate complex ideas. That makes sharing a book with friends such a rich and rewarding experience — especially when we see things differently.

Introducing the CPL BOOK CLUB: a space to discover the joys of reading with others who want to bridge our differences and explore issues that divide us.

BOOK CLUB: "The Coddling of the American Mind" PART 4 (Conversation)

This month's BOOK CLUB discussion:

PART 4 (only)

of "The Coddling of the American Mind"

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"The Coddling of the American Mind" by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
(How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure)

Lukianoff and Haidt argue that something has been going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and are afraid to speak honestly. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising—on campus as well as nationally. What is going on?

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/557315/the-coddling-of-the-american-mind-by-greg-lukianoff-and-jonathan-haidt/

_________________

About the CPL BOOK CLUB

Discover the books people are reading to cross party lines.

As much as we might love other media forms, it’s reading good books that best helps us understand the world. Extended prose is the most effective way to communicate complex ideas. That makes sharing a book with friends such a rich and rewarding experience — especially when we see things differently.

Introducing the CPL BOOK CLUB: a space to discover the joys of reading with others who want to bridge our differences and explore issues that divide us.

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