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In divided times, a lesson on the 'art of thinking'

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In his new book "How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds," Alan Jacobs explores an act that's familiar to all of us: thinking. But he argues that when it comes to the issues splitting our society, we don't always think critically. 

Why is this? What can we do to approach the things that matter with more depth? And how can we better connect with people whose perspectives we don't agree with? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with Jacobs about the book, and the art of thinking well. 

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