How do you talk to people when they aren’t on receive?

How do you talk to people when they aren’t on receive?

Commiserating with my friend last night at Old Town Bar in NYC over the state of affairs in the US, he urged me to talk to people. The solution, he said, is to get out of our online echo chambers and reach across the political spectrum to anyone you know who doesn’t hold your values and try to start a dialogue.

But what if people aren’t open to listening? What if no matter how gently or forcefully you try to broach a subject and get a dialogue going, your…