Civil Discourse


These two tweets appeared ironically next to each other in my Twitter feed, a question and its answer. On the heels of the 6th Republican Presidential Candidate Debate and the eve of 4th Democratic one, candidates and pundits alike could take some advice from Amin Maalouf.

What’s saddest to me about the current low-lying swamp level of political discourse in our country is the identity we are presenting to our children and to fledgling democracies around the world. We all teach by example, whether to our own children or to history. I’m not terribly proud of us right now. I’m hoping a combination of responsible media and a critical mass of viewers/citizens say “we’re not gonna take this any more” and change the direction. I can only hope.


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