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Posted in: Culture Wars & Censorship

Published on Aug 28, 2007 by Phyllis Chesler

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A New Kind of Boston Tea Party


It has been said--and I agree--that it is the better part of wisdom to both understand views with which one strongly disagrees and to support the right of one's political opponents to speak freely. However, these noble sentiments are not exactly useful when one's opponent is a gargantuan liar and engages in evil.

Still, I mourn the loss of civilized dialogue among presumably civilized people who no longer exchange views but only insults masquerading as views for which they are applauded, lauded, and often well-paid. Everyone's mind remains firmly closed. Dialogue is increasingly impossible among people who will only talk to those who agree with them 100% on each and every issue.


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