Civil Disagreement: Personal Integrity in a Pluralistic Society

2014.08.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Edward Langerak, Civil Disagreement: Personal Integrity in a Pluralistic Society, Georgetown University Press, 2014, 170pp.,
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2014.08.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Edward Langerak, Civil Disagreement: Personal Integrity in a Pluralistic Society, Georgetown University Press, 2014, 170pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781626160330. Reviewed by Mark Kingwell, University of Toronto Laments about the decline of civility are the currency of the age. Look at the social-media meltdowns, the incendiary political talk shows, or the insult-swapping norms of comments boards. Observe the growing intransigence of partisan bickering at the highest levels of government, where elected representatives go on record as intending to strangle across-the-floor efforts in the name of ideological purity. Consider the creeping isolation of districts and neighbourhoods -- not to mention publications, workplaces, eating venues, and shopping sites -- which enbubble citizens among the like-minded so that they need never encounter a disagreeing citizen (or, in some cases, an impoverished one) except in. . .

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