July 1, 2016
By Conor Friedersdorf
Asked what subjects would be profitably debated, two speakers at The Aspen Ideas Festival, co-hosted by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, focused on reason. Evan Thomas, the journalist and author of Being Nixon, wrote:
Amar Bakshi, the artist and creator of Shared Studios, has related thoughts:
In the interest of debate, I wonder if any readers believe that we’re too focused on reason––that society would be better off if more credence was given to emotion or intuition, or if, say, emotional intelligence is undervalued when evaluating prospective students, or employees, or Supreme Court justices, or political leaders.