Understanding “Incivility”

Deal W. Hudson Published October 25, 2010 Is the religious right uncivil? Conservatives Michael Gerson and Peter Wehner think so. In a joint Huffington Post column titled “The Success and Failure of the Religious Right,” they argue: The language and tone of the religious right have often been apocalyptic, off-putting, and counterproductive. “Just like what… Continue reading Understanding “Incivility”

Duped by Civility

Deal W. Hudson Published March 7, 2011 Reading Nietzsche taught me one thing: People can talk about values and really be interested only in getting their way. Case in point: All the talk about political “civility” is more about power than good manners. Specifically, it’s about marginalizing everyone who finds it necessary and appropriate to… Continue reading Duped by Civility

Duped by Civility

Deal W. Hudson Published March 7, 2011 Reading Nietzsche taught me one thing: People can talk about values and really be interested only in getting their way. Case in point: All the talk about political “civility” is more about power than good manners. Specifically, it’s about marginalizing everyone who finds it necessary and appropriate to… Continue reading Duped by Civility