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Curbing Our Contempt


“Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America From the Culture of Contempt”

By Arthur C. Brooks

242 pages. Broadside Books. $27.99.

Arthur C. Brooks begins “Love Your Enemies” with a scene, a moment of grace, that occurred on the National Mall in Washington on Sept. 16, 2017, during a rally of Trump supporters. A counter-demonstrator from Black Lives Matter, a man named Hawk Newsome, was, quite unexpectedly, invited to address the Trump

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