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Civil discussion of public policy for a better democracy

USATalk is an online civil discussion and debate organization in the tradition of Benjamin Franklin’s Leather Apron Club.  
    The Leather Apron Club had the purpose of exchanging knowledge and discussing questions of politics, science, and values.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Three Levels of Trust

The blog you’ll find by clicking on this link describes three levels of trust: deterrence, knowledge, and identity. The piece makes...

Citizens Can Lead the Way on Civility

  Take a few minutes to read this non-partisan editorial in favor of civil discussion and I think you’ll agree that...

Monday, February 19, Is Deliberation Day

One of USATalk’s potential partners, The Kettering Foundation, will be hosting “Deliberation Day” on Monday, February 19, 2018.  The issue...

Early Partners–Interactivity Foundation

Interactivity Foundation (IF) was among USATalk’s first three partners. In past posts I’ve had numerous occasions to mention IF: its...

How Civil Discussion Makes Us Wiser IV: Understanding Possibilities

How Civil Discussion Makes Us Wiser IV: Understanding Possibilities

The final way that civil discussion helps make us wiser is also the most subtle, but not if we remember...

How Civil Discussion Makes Us Wiser III: Understanding Others

How Civil Discussion Makes Us Wiser III: Understanding Others

I said in my first entry on this topic that, among other benefits, civil discussion can help us understand other...

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