Tuesday, January 29, 2008

It's looking hopeless

You know, it's kinda disappointing. I was listening to Dennis Prager interviewing a religious leftist. Their conversation was very congenial; they disagreed often, but did not degrade to ad hominem attacks or yelling. Still, on topic after topic, it was as if they were talking about different things, even though they both were discussing the same subject.

Makes me wonder if we will be able to get past the extreme partisanship of the current era in any short time. Not that we have to get along, but there is so little discourse right now, and I had hoped that perhaps a revival of listening would raise us back to a modicum of discourse. But when two extremely intelligent men cannot even manage to talk to each other on a single subject and agree, not on content, but on the nature of the discussion, it does not bode well for the rest of us.

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