Love & Politics: The State Of The Union
Jeanne Safer & Richard Brookhiser
In an election year that’s more contentious than ever, can you hate someone’s politics but still love them anyway?
According to our guests Jeanne Safer and Richard Brookhiser, it’s possible.
Jeanne is a Liberal, and the author of the book, “I Love You, But I Hate Your Politics.” Richard is a Conservative, and the Sr. Editor of the National Review, the leading conservative journal of opinion. The’ve been happily married for 40 years, despite being on opposite sides of the aisle.
There’s a secret key to love and politics, but you’ll have to put your political differences aside to find out in this fantastic episode!
Jeanne Safer is a psychoanalyst and author. Her book “I Love You, But I Hate Your Politics” is a compilation of interviews with people who are struggling to work out relationships with political opponents whom they love. Based on her long personal and professional experience, Jeanne helps them figure out what to do and say and–just as important–what NOT to do and say. It’s really about the nature of love, and what really matters in intimacy. It’s what Jeanne calls “showing up,” not how you vote.
Richard Brookhiser is an historian and political journalist. Aside from his Senior Editor duties at the National Review, he’s written 14 books, mostly about the American Founding. His most recent is “Give Me Liberty: A History of America’s Exceptional Idea.” He has also hosted three documentaries, the most recent is John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court,” which is available on Amazon.