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We Should be Active-Minded, not “Open-Minded” about Political Controversies

Rather than lazily accepting someone else’s answers, we need to seek and find answers of our own. The answers might not be easy to find, but answers do exist.

To Cultivate Civil Discourse, Encourage Intellectual “Polarization”

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To Cultivate Civil Discourse, Encourage Intellectual “Polarization”

After the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, some left-leaning commentators were quick to suggest that the shooter must have been a right-wing Tea Partier. When this proved to be baseless, they retreated to the allegation that a vague “climate of hate” generated by right-wing political discourse had somehow created conditions encouraging violence. The charge has […]