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2017 Socrates New York Salon

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Date
Fri Nov 3, 2017 - Sat Nov 4, 2017
Location
Roosevelt House
47-49 East 65th Street
New York, NY
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Empathy and Anger in Politics

We tend to assume that, in politics, rage is bad and empathy is good. But is that true? What are the uses of rage and the limitations of empathy? Is rage necessary to spur people to action? Is there a point at which empathy is no longer appropriate—when it risks tolerating the intolerable? Is straightforward rage sometimes more respectful than empathy, which can slide into condescension? Can you be empathetic with someone else’s rage without feeling rage yourself?

Moderated by Larissa MacFarquhar, Staff Writer at The New Yorker & Author

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