Why Sane People Believe Crazy Things:

How Belief Can Help or Hurt Social Peace

Beliefs can unite or divide us, build societies or destroy them. This book helps harness the power of beliefs by explaining what they are. What they do. How they work. And how we can bridge the chasm of mistrust.

Kirkus Reviews said:

"Expertly surveys the historical development of belief ... navigates turbid academic waters with informality and light-handed grace ... A thoughtful consideration of torrid intellectual disputes." Read the review.

Foreword Reviews said:

"Well-reasoned and thoughtful ... Shows it's possible even for those who hold vastly different beliefs to engage in convivial, rational, and reasonable discussions ... not only interesting, but vital to living." Read the review.

Readers said:

"I got a kick out of the chapter on Spinoza. It's quite a feat how the book bridges the gap between the ancients and the moderns." -- Lindy Hayes, Attorney-at-Law

"Using a dash of humor and an accessible style of writing, this will delight fans of books like Yuval Harari's Sapiens. Highly Recommended." — Amazon reviewer

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