June 25, 2022
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Tag: Civility

Restoring Civil Discourse

Civil discourse is defined as “a conversation intended to exchange ideas for the purpose of advancing the participants’ pursuit of the truth about the subject under discussion.” Unfortunately, contemporary discourse falls far below this standard. It...

America Unhinged

The level of incivility and animosity in America today gives ample cause to wonder whether our society has become unhinged. Educators cast aside subject matter and proclaim their personal likes and dislikes to their captive audiences. Journalists...

“Think Before You Speak”

This advice was common for centuries. Today it is considered passé because we have been taught that mental health depends on valuing feeling over thought and expressing whatever we feel freely and spontaneously. In practice, that means blurting out...

Restoring Restraint and Civility in America

Much more difficult than saying that respect for others must be encouraged in the culture is determining exactly how that can be accomplished. Let’s begin by identifying the realities that must guide any such discussion. To respect other people, we...

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