As a university professor and author, I read a lot of excellent books. But I can honestly say that The Righteous Mind is the most important book that I've read during the past decade. This is the book for our current polarized times. Everyone should read it. Go to amazon and order it now. I'm not kidding.
While you are waiting for The Righteous Mind to arrive in the mail, watch the following three videos. I'm not kidding.
The first is a TED talk in which Haidt discusses his primary contribution to moral psychology, Moral Foundations Theory. In this video, Haidt explains why conservatives and liberals tend to see the world differently.
The second video is a TED conversation in which Haidt offers some very timely advice for healing our polarized country.
The third video is Haidt's keynote address to the 2016 American Psychological Association Convention. While this video is almost an hour in length, for me it was the best hour spent during the entire election cycle.