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I was interested in Wikipedia’s page on civil discourse described as this in the first paragraph:

“Kenneth J. Gergen describes civil discourse as the language of civil discourse", and suggests that it requires respect of the other participants, such as the reader. It neither diminishes the other's moral worth, nor questions their good judgment; it avoids hostility, direct antagonism, or excessive persuasion; it requires modesty and an appreciation for the other participant's experiences.“

Then, I wondered what has happened to the polite art of discussing all manner of topics. Regardless of the topic, it seems that if you don’t agree with a stated opinion, then you are an idiot. There is nothing in........

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