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Thursday, April 19, 2018 6:00 PM
Harvard Book Store and Mass Humanities welcome acclaimed CNN commentator SALLY KOHN for a discussion of her new book, "The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity." As a progressive commentator on Fox News and now CNN, Sally Kohn has made a career out of bridging intractable political differences, learning how to talk civilly to people whose views she disagrees with passionately. Famously “nice,” she even gave a TED Talk about what she termed emotional correctness. But these days, even Kohn has found herself wanting to breathe fire at her enemies. It was time, she decided, to look into the ugliness erupting all around us. In "The Opposite of Hate," Kohn talks to leading scientists and researchers, investigating the evolutionary and cultural roots of hate and how simple incivility can be a gateway to much worse.