The degradation of the process of democracy continues as thoughtful airing and arguing of disagreements continues to give way to tribal name calling, finger pointing and accusing.
This Week in Polarization
Columns about polarization and depolarization written by Greg Munford
The topic may be guns…or taxes…or immigrants…or bathrooms. But the stakes are much higher than any single issue. When do we notice what we’re losing?
The “conversation” has drifted slightly away from arguments over proposals to more raw, tribalistic finger pointing and name calling.
Depolarizing is not about “turning the other cheek.” It’s about actually respecting the importance, not of your opponent, but of the argument—the issue—itself.
Revisiting a powerful, eloquent statement on the value and importance of civil discourse.
Robust disagreeing is actually a good thing.
We, as Americans, cherish the freedom and right to disagree—which we do, often deeply about important issues that need resolution.