Tag: constructive debate

Bad, Wrong, or Stupid: How Not to Influence

by B. Kim Barnes “How can you believe a thing like that?” “That’s completely irrational.” “You’ve joined the lunatic fringe, I see.” “If everyone thought/dressed/acted/voted that way, we’d be in big trouble.” How many times in the past few months

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Civility in Public Discourse

In light of the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona this past weekend and President Obama’s call for “more civility in our public discourse,” I did a quick search through the Barnes & Conti archives to see what—if anything—I could find

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