Civility and Consensus Are Overrated
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Civility and Consensus Are Overrated
Osita Nwanevu and Samuel Kimbriel know a better way.
Published on: Mar 13, 2021  

Too many commentators today want a "return to civility" in political discourse. Osita Nwanevu, a staff writer at The New Republic, and Samuel Kimbriel, a political philosopher, think that's misguided—rather than ignoring our fundamental disagreements, we should be arguing about them much more honestly. This episode's example: Osita's proposal to abolish the U.S. Constitution.

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