CIVILITY IN A CULTURE OF CONTEMPT

There are increasing concerns about how societies have become polarised in recent years over politics and social issues such as immigration. We saw it in the American presidential election in 2016 and in the British General election in the last few weeks. Ireland is certainly not exempt from the danger of this polarisation effect where differences of opinion on various issues can translate into a culture of contempt for the other.

I came across this talk on YouTube given by Arthur Brookes, an American social scientist and devout Catholic who directs us back to civility and unity. A timely lesson for us all at times like Christmas when families and friends get together.

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