Thursday, February 28, 2019
#59 / A Novel Idea
A major difficulty arises in any democratic society when it becomes virtually impossible to discuss disagreements, and differences of perspective. I am not telling you anything you don't know!
An article by Anna Nordberg, published in OZY, suggests that reading novels could help alleviate the problem.
Her pitch in "Wanna Save Democracy? Read A Novel" is that reading fiction builds empathy.
I think she's got a point!