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Hi Everybody Im Here Today Again With Greg Hurwitz,
an old friend of Mine, a former student from Harvard we’ve talked before and we’ve got some exciting things to talk about today. I’ll give you some background on Greg first. Greg is a New York Times number one internationally best-selling author of 20 thrillers including Out of the Dark Coming Out in 2019 and two award-winning Thriller novels for Teens. His novels have won numerous literary awards Grace Top 10 lists and have been published in 30 languages. He’s written screenplays for or sold spec scripts to many of the major studios, including the book of Henry and written developed and produced Tv for various networks.
Hes Also A New York Times Best-Selling Comic
book writer, having penned stories from Marvel, Wolverine and Punisher and Dc Batman and penguin. He’s published numerous academic articles on Shakespeare taught fiction writing. English Department and guest lectured for UCla and for Harvard in the United States and internationally. In the course of researching his thrillers, he sneaked onto demolition ranges with Navy seals swum with sharks in the Galapagos and gone undercover into mind control cults. Herwitz grew up in the Bay area while completing a Ba from Harvard and a Masters from Trinity College, Oxford in Shakespearean Tragedy.
He Wrote His First Novel.
He was the undergraduate scholar athlete of the year at Harvard for his pole vaulting exploits and played college soccer in England where he was a Knox fellow so that’s Greg everybody. It’s quite an intro. I think I’m just gonna have you follow me around everywhere and read that before I enter a room dislikes me Yeah like yeah, exactly that’s right that’s the sort of intro that makes everyone hopes you’re a real son of a. After reading an intro like that so they can they can morally dislike you yes the best thing Yeah there’s a lot to morally dislike Jordan as you know yeah yeah, so we’re not going to talk too much today about Greg’s previous exploits instead we’re going to talk about some of the work he’s been doing in the political realm recently and the reasons for doing that so Greg I’m going to let you take that away well so look.
I Write Thrillers And I Have
the shorthand that I always give is that about half of my friends are born again Christian Navy Seal snipers and. Half my friends are gay, Aclu lawyers and I tour equally in the red and blue states. My readership is very very diverse and I think because of that I have a real ear for the the buzzwords and phrases and ideological shorthand that really shut people down that just make them stop listening um my own politics. I’d say I’m a bit more of a classical liberal and one of the things that I talk a lot about. Is there’s certain phrases that we’ve grown up with from both sides that just make people completely stop and it’s not dissimilar to what we’re trying to do when we’re writing right if you write and use buzzwords and catch phrases and cliches, it’s less interesting if you already know what you think before you start writing and there’s no room for discovery along the way, then you’re not.
Its Not Real Writing Its Propaganda Right
it’s Amrand you’re never going to be surprised by something in the third act and so there’s a real overlap for that that I found and so one of the things that I’ve been trying to do given how polarized I have found discourse to be and how I found myself moving between vastly different worlds is to try to commit myself to ending or contributing to ending polarizing discourse and so part of that is. I’ve been focused on trying to rebrand the the Democratic Party working with a lot of different candidates and entities in an effort to get away from from gridlock and more towards solutions. . I have a view that’s a lot like Jonathan Height, who you’ve interviewed at length, who I think gives a great description of the need and necessity for both conservatives and. Liberals in that you know conservatives like walls around things right they like walls around gender.
They Like Walls Around Countries Build A Wall
as sort of a brilliant Republican slogan and the job of of liberals is to say hang on a minute. If that wall is too impenetrable, you’re not going to have new ideas and people and then we’ll stagnate and die and so for me and you and i’ve talked before about how it’s also the case for inventors and entrepreneurs who kind of create things which tends to be more of a liberal leaning, but if you want them run effectively often, you need conservative managers to come in and so I want there to be stronger parties on both sides. I mean I want there to be better discourse. I think if there’s a stronger Republican party, it makes the Democratic Party have to raise their game and come up with solutions and out of the one thing. I will say that has been common of everyone who I talked to is.
Nobody Is Thrilled With The Level
of political discourse. Right now also there’s a couple of things there that are really interesting. I mean you talk about the necessity for high quality representation on both sides of the political um political. What do you call that continuum let’s say right and and there are really powerful, temperamental and philosophical reasons for that so you know you mentioned that the liberal types tend to be entrepreneurs and creators and conservative types tend to be managers and administrators, so that’s that’s pretty well documented in the psychological literature. But you see echoes of that and you you mentioned the border issue as well Because of course, to categorize things we have to put boundaries around them, but boundaries can artificially separate and and make things stagnant as well.
So We Have To Have A Continual
discussion about exactly where the boundary should be drawn without ever also presuming that we should just do away with boundaries all together because that does away with category and then with regards to hierarchies well. You know it seems to be the job of the right wing to put forward. The proposition that hierarchies are necessary from an organizational perspective. So if a bunch of people decide to go do something of value. Let’s say it’s of collective value as well as individual value.
Then Inevitably When They Operate Cooperatively And
competitively, they’re going to produce a hierarchy and the hierarchy is. actually a tool to accomplish that task in in the social arena, but the problem with that is that a hierarchy can become over-rigid and corrupt, and it can dispossess people without without that dispossession being a necessary function of the task that the hierarchy is attempting to perform right what’s that it’s always both right. I mean it’s always that we needed to organize and they’re always our inequities, but a result of it that’s right and the thing that I have found is that when people lock in the political conversations from one side or the other it becomes all or nothing and for me nothing gets accomplished in all or nothing and so to straw man you know democrats that all of them just want to tear down the whole system and you know those are some of the loud voices on Twitter isn’t helpful any. More than the claim that Republicans have no interest whatsoever in the people who are dispossessed and so a lot of what’s important is to look at you know Conservatives who are you know thoughtful It’s not like they love the fact that people are dispossessed, so the question becomes how do we all help that and how do we actually have a discussion and how do we how do we get away from the fact that compromise towards solutions is somehow a betrayal that if you compromise anything from the furthest extreme you’re sort of betraying your own ideology and your own people. Yeah well.
I Think Partly You Do That By Focusing
on specific problems instead of broader ideological solutions and that’s so part of what we’re trying to discuss today and to contribute to is the the re-centralization let’s say of the political parties and also to. a case for the necessity of intelligent discourse? Knowing that people on both sides of the political spectrum have something intelligent to say so the conservatives have every reason to put forward the proposition that hierarchies are both inevitable and useful, but also to keep firmly in mind that they can become corrupt and that they do tend to dispossess and the liberals have any every reason to keep in mind that hierarchies are absolutely necessary in order to get things done, but that the dispossessed need of voice, so that the system remains both permeable and fair and it’s really necessary for both sides to have some respect for the position of the alternative of the alternative temperamental type. Let’s say well that’s where we have to meet in in rational sort of enlightenment discourse or else we can’t win you know right? You talked a lot about the big the big five personality traits and the ways that it orients differently in politics. So it’s like liberals are higher in empathy right in higher and openness that’s why a lot of artists you find are um tend to be liberal. You know at least the good ones like we have Bruce Springsteen and on the other side.
Its Hard For For For President
Trump to fill up an arena with people who who are the artists of a certain caliber and you know it doesn’t mean that that higher empathy is better and I think often when liberals are talking, they’re trying to push through only empathy and higher empathy and they’re trying to educate people in the. Higher empathy well, it’s a fixed psychological trait and the other thing is you know Republicans or or conservatives tend to be higher in conscientiousness and conscientiousness codes for a bunch of things that are really useful. You know codes for better health, better finances more stable marriages and longer lifespan. So one of the things when I’m advising you know democrats is like you can’t If you you have to win an argument on the merits you have to make a better argument. If you’re losing people, you can’t just go to them and say be more empathetic that’s not an argument right it’s it’s like going to President Clinton and saying, can’t you just be an introvert.
These Are Sort Of Fixed Traits
and the other thing is is a lot of conservatives are doing fine over there with their stable marriages and longer lives well and the. Empathy issue is interesting as well because it’s easy for that to be regarded reflexively as a virtue, but an excess of pity let’s say can be destructive. There’s a whole psychoanalytic literature on the negative consequences of of fostering over dependence. Let’s say and that’s a real problem and there is a managerial literature too that suggests that less agreeable managers do better as well as less agreeable people in general having higher incomes, because they’re better at bargaining for themselves, so it is really necessary to give some consideration to the fact that each of these temperaments has it marked advantages and disadvantages and a proper niche where it can function and and other places where it actually constitutes a problem well that’s where we have to rise above ourselves and meet like.
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Greg Hurwitz is a New York Times number one internationally best-selling author of 20 thrillers including Out of the Dark Coming Out in 2019 and two award-winning Thriller novels for Teens . His novels have won numerous literary awards Grace Top 10 lists and have been published in 30 languages . He was the undergraduate scholar athlete of the year at Harvard for his pole vaulting exploits and played college soccer in England where he was a Knox fellow . Herwitz grew up in the Bay area while completing a Ba from Harvard and a Masters from Trinity College, Oxford in Shakespearean Tragedy . He wrote his first novel and has written screenplays for or sold spec scripts to many of the major studios, including the book of Henry and written developed and produced Tv for various networks . He also penned stories from Marvel, Wolverine and Punisher and Dc Batman and penguin . He’s also a best-sellable comic book writer, having penned stories for several years of his own personal projects…. Click here to read more and watch the full video