Speaking up for your beliefs and having empathy for others aren’t mutually exclusive behaviors, says Matthew Henry, author of “Working Together: Why We Need Bipartisanship in American Politics.” In fact, says Henry, a student in the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program at Georgetown University, they’re both essential to healing the partisan divide in America. Here Henry, a native of Australia who loves the United States but wishes it weren’t so riven socially and politically, talks with liberal studies Program Director Jonathan Henry, about how ordinary citizens, not politicians, can bring Americans back together.
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