This is one of a series of interviews by Bloomberg Opinion columnists on how to solve the world’s most pressing policy challenges. It has been edited for length and clarity.
Virginia Postrel : You’ve gone from being a community-oriented journalist to working for Braver Angels, a nonprofit organization working to address political polarization in America. You’ve now published a book called I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times. To ask one of your favorite questions, Why you? Why you as the author of this book?