"Beyond Contempt: How Liberals Can Communicate Across The Great Divide" By Erica Etelson | WAMC

"Beyond Contempt: How Liberals Can Communicate Across The Great Divide" By Erica Etelson

Jan 31, 2020

In the new book, “Beyond Contempt,” Erica Etelson shows us how to communicate respectfully, passionately, and effectively across the political divide without soft-pedaling our beliefs.

Using Non-Defensive Communication skill sets, she says we can express ourselves in ways that inspire open-minded consideration instead of triggering defensive reaction.

“Beyond Contempt” looks to foster productive dialogue that can defuse hostility, build trust, and open hearts and minds in unexpected ways. Erica Etelson is a writer, community activist, and certified Powerful Non-Defensive Communication facilitator.