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By Greg Bourne, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Lead4Tomorrow
Originally posted on the Can We Keep It Facebook page.


An essential component of making progress towards a more civil – and healthier – society is learning how to engage effectively with those with whom we may disagree. It often takes a civil discourse to even identify the core of what two people may disagree about. Here is an example of how that can happen.

“Dr. Cornel West and Dr. Robert George, the “ideological odd couple,” discuss the importance of civil discourse in this era of polarization. Leftist West and conservative George are friends who teach together and travel the country to demonstrate their commitment to free speech. They explore their opposing views on several policy areas, respectfully disagreeing as well as finding common ground.”

View their dialogue on Firing Line with Margaret Hoover at:

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/firing-line/video/cornel-west-and-robert-george-mpaztt/