Is Argument an Act of Self Control?

Are those who council calm in argument in some sense complicitous in evil? Whence passion in debate? William Buckley (counseling calm) and Noam Chomsky (affirming passion) discuss the Vietnam War. I can’t help but hear resonances in our contemporary debates over religion, politics, and culture. Cool reason v. passionate certitude. It’s an old debate:

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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