In an era when our president has bragged about his adultery and is known for using vulgar language, we all have a choice to make.
In fewer than 350 pages, Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren will more than likely transform the way you read and argue—for the better.
In his major religious defense, John Henry Newman is indeed engaged in a battle, but he maintains a detachment that allows him to preserve a true charity towards his opponent.
It’s Doug Jones running against Roy Moore in Alabama’s special Senate race Tuesday, so that is the only comparison that matters.
We could use more good men skilled in speaking. We could also use more honest persuasion. That is why we could all stand to ramp up our rhetoric.
The solution to bad speech is not more speech when nobody agrees on the ground rules. We cannot have a marketplace of ideas without rules of engagement.
Ross Douthat and Cornel West, despite their differences, shared a thoughtful conversation on politics and culture. Is this something others can replicate?
A long list of professors have agreed to challenge their classrooms, and this will make a difference within the lecture halls, but that’s not enough.
Those known as the ‘resistance’ are fundamentally and potentially irrevocably altering the norms of civil discourse rooted in the First Amendment.
It would benefit all of us to imagine that, like Severus Snape, most people we encounter have some hidden depth we would value if it were made clear to us.
Americans have a moral superiority problem. A central feature of moral superiority, also known as ‘self-enhancement,’ is irrational thinking.
Rather than sneering at their opponents, liberals must learn to respect and welcome the open discourse and competing ideas they claim to champion.
Americans often bemoan the diminished condition of our political discourse without recognizing the role that a general decline in literacy is playing in that diminishment.
The media have lost the trust of many Americans thanks to their partisan and shrill political coverage. Here are a few ways to start gaining trust back.
Instead of trying to evangelize others to our politics, let’s give them the respect of a fair hearing. That alone can restore the relationships upon which our republic depends.
Jon Stewart attacked a show featuring political debate and strengthened the world where cultural elites mock those with whom they disagree. Take a bow.
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