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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

New Article by Kirk Schneider on Winning the Battle Against Extremism and Polarization

How to Prevent Extremism

Combat the Polarized Mind

In his intro to his latest blog post drawn from his book,The Polarized Mind Kirk Schneider writes:
If we are to combat historically rooted, technologically bolstered polarization in our contemporary world, we are going to need bold thinking with longer term, in depth results. As a clinical psychologist with over 35 years of experience, I have seen how the quick fix, instant solution has repeatedly failed when it comes to issues of profound moral import, while the active but slower tussling with such issues has triumphed, both for individuals and societies. If we are to have a chance of saving both ourselves and our planet over the coming decades we will need to mature in ways rarely anticipated by the architects of conventional culture: we will need to mature in the fashion of those who have combated polarization down through the ages--our seers, sages, and depth psychotherapists.
Read the full article on Kirk Schneider's blog Awakening to Awe on the PsychologyToday website published on August 26, 2013.

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