Harvard Professor and Bestselling Author
Arthur C. Brooks is the New York Times Bestselling Author of Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America From a Culture of Contempt. Brooks offers a better way to lead based on bridging divides and mending relationships.
Brooks blends research, ancient wisdom, and a decade of experience leading one of America’s top policy think tanks. His prescriptions are unconventional. His message is not "can't we all just get along." Rather, he believes argument is the path to excellence and even anger can drive needed change. Civility and tolerance shouldn’t be our goals, because they are hopelessly low standards. And our feelings toward our perceived foes are irrelevant; what matters is how we choose to act.
Brooks offers a clear strategy for victory for a new generation of leaders. It is a rallying cry for people hoping for a new era of American progress. Most of all, it is a roadmap to arrive at the happiness that comes when we choose to love one another, despite our differences.
Arthur C. Brooks is Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Fellow at the Harvard Business School. He served for ten years as president of the Washington, D.C.-based American Enterprise Institute (AEI), one of the world’s leading think tanks. Brooks is the author of 11 books, is a columnist for The Atlantic, host of the podcast “The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks,” and subject of the documentary film “The Pursuit,” which Variety named as one of the “Best Documentaries on Netflix” in August 2019.