The Righteous Mind, Jonathan Haidt


  If you've ever wondered, as I have, how you can disagree so completely with other nice people, smart people, and why people don't listen to each other, this is the book for you.  It's complex and you will need to be ready to think and work a little bit to truly understand his message, but I found it to be compelling and challenging. Haidt is a very smart man who has studied human behavior and especially morality for 25 years.  I think it should be required reading to help us get past this paralyzing anger that seems to permeate public dialogue these days.