The Big Questions with Big John is an interview show where our own Big John gets the opportunity to have conversations with interesting people from all walks of life.
In this episode Big John chats with Jeff Rasley, who is a lawyer, writing coach, author, and editor for Midsummer Books. Jeff is the author of 13 books, including “Anarchist, Republican… Assassin” and “POLARIZED! The Case for Civility in the Time of Trump: An experiment in civil discourse”.
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02:00 Jeff Rasley, Author
04:00 Common threads running through theology and law
06:30 Early career as a lawyer
07:45 Anarchist, Republican… Assassin
15:45 The false characterization of Anarchists
17:00 POLARIZED! The Case for Civility in the Time of Trump: An experiment in civil discourse
19:00 How Donald Trump remained a viable candidate in 2016
31:45 Social media is designed to increase polarization
41:00 Is there a path back to critical thinking and civility?
52:00 Overcoming division and strife via personal experiences
57:15 Silly Questions
1:00:00 Jeff’s interactions with a young Mike Pence