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Is the Drudge Report Jeffersonian Liberal or Machiavellian Illiberal?

Andrew Sullivan today concisely lays out the difference between a liberal discourse and an illiberal one: [Y]ou help me – through error and insight – to get closer to the truth sooner than if I were trying to understand the … Continue reading

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A Thoroughly Awesome Take on Civility in Public Discourse from Terry Teachout (and George Washington)

Not that I always live up to it, but I think that this is great: George Washington once drew up a list of rules of civility. Here is the first one: “1st Every Action done in Company, ought to be … Continue reading

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