Wednesday, January 2, 2013

"How to Read in 2013": Reach Out and Consider Alternative Views - from Ross Douthat

In his New York Times Op-Ed "How to Read in 2013", Ross Douthat shares his view on reading and encourages us to: ""make a special effort to read outside existing partisan categories entirely. Crucially, this doesn’t just mean reading reasonable-seeming types who split the left-right difference. It means seeking out more marginal and idiosyncratic voices, whose views are often worth pondering precisely because they have no real purchase on our political debates."

MY TAKE
Given the often polarizing manner in which many topics are currently debated, reaching out broadly and considering alternative views seems like a good strategy as we start the New Year.

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