The Art of (Political) Correctness

Lost...in this battle over how our ideas (and ourselves) are presented and perceived, is what those ideas are.

The primary focus of any debate should be the merits of the matter in question; how it makes one feel is secondary at best.  When this becomes reversed, as it often has in our society, nobody learns and nobody benefits but, rather, all of society suffers.

 

Political correctness and honesty took center stage in this year's presidential election.  What role does each play in our discourse today?  How does each contribute substantively to the conversation, if it does at all?  What should our approach to discourse and debate be?

 

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“The Art of (Political) Correctness"

by Samuel Chen, Principal Director, The Liddell Group

J Street Musings  l  July 13, 2016

http://www.theliddellgroup.com/the-art-of-political-correctness

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