Krista Tippett has been interviewing a wide range of interesting people for many years through her show On Being. On October 18, she interviewed Arlie Hochschild, sociologist and professor emerita at UC Berkeley, and author of Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right.
”What I came to feel and realize is that both the left and the right have different deep stories. So what is a deep story? A deep story is what you feel about a highly salient situation that's very important to you. You take facts out of the deep story. You take moral precepts out of the deep story. It's what feels true. The deep story – and again, we all have a deep story – it repels certain facts that don't fit it, and it invites other facts that do." – Arlie Hochschild