Thursday, November 09, 2017
TROLLING KILLS DEMOCRACY?!?!
Thought-provoking insight from local public radio in the ongoing war against low-rent social media commentary from the plebs . . .
KCUR: Civility Breakdown Undermining America’s Democracy, Expert Tells Kansas Audience
The escalating war of words is a clear and president danger to American democracy, said Carolyn Lukensmeyer, executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, in a presentation sponsored by the Topeka-based Sunflower Foundation’s Advocacy in Health speaker series.
“Civility is an essential ingredient in a free democracy,” Lukensmeyer said Wednesday to an audience at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. “Our system is dependent on the capacity to absorb, assimilate and productively deal with difference.”
You decide . . .