Breakfast meeting with Arthur Brooks

02/08/2019

The Fundación Consejo España – EE.UU. organized a breakfast meeting in honor of Arthur Brooks on February 8th, 2019.

Arthur Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), an influential conservative think tank, a The Washington Post columnist and a bestselling author.

After recounting his personal and professional links to Spain and his deepest admiration for our country, Arthurs Brooks presented his coming book “Love your enemies” in which he criticizes what he describes as the culture of contempt that is now found in US politics. Brooks commented on the dangers of populisms, the polarization of opinions and the dismissal and contempt that political leaders are currently abusing and the need to readdress such culture of contempt.

Inspired by ancient wisdom and follower of the Dalai Lama and other historical leaders like Nelson Mandela, Arthur brooks suggests in his book the need to relate to others with kindness, respect, tolerance and generosity in order to restore a vibrant competition of ideas.