Ryan Holiday did NOT write this to try to persuade his dad of anything — I’ve tried to persuade my family member of political things, what I did was have private conversations or email exchanges. What I didn’t do was drag them into the vitriolic political social media sphere with me.
This is just a virtue signal to the mainstream media and Big Publishing who hate conservatives and patriots. He’s screaming for attention, "I conform to the political correctness! Please give me publicity so I can get an even bigger publishing deal on my next book."