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Tuesday, March 28, 2024
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Wrote Chris Lawrence yesterday:

I have to wonder how people can get along in their daily lives operating under the assumption that people who don’t agree with them do so out of malice or spite. It seems like having that attitude would destroy one’s soul after a while.

Indeed. This is something that frustrates me about debates in politics, and a problem that especially seems to infuse large chunks of the blogosphere. The notion that politics is a sporting event, and not a serious discourse that affects the lives of actual people, contributes to such attitudes, clearly.

To see what I am talking about, James Joyner has an excellent example at OTB today.

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