David Blankenhorn is the president of Better Angels, a citizens’ organization dedicated to depolarization. Follow him on Twitter. The views expressed here are his alone; he knows better than to assume that most or even many of his fellow Better Angels members agree with him on difficult issues. He is grateful to Marie Antoon, Allie Blankenhorn, Charles Reagan Wilson, William F. Winter, and numerous people he encountered during his drive-around for sharing their views with him regarding topics addressed in this essay.
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