Posts by Adolf Gundersen

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...

How Civil Discussion Makes Us Wiser II: Understanding Ourselves

Civil discussion can not only help us understand the world around us, as I explained last time, it can also...

Just a Minute: Walking the Talk at USATalk

Just a Minute: Walking the Talk at USATalk

Check out this video to see how we at USATalk walk our own talk.

USATalk’s First Inter-Organizational Success

If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.         ...

How Civil Discussion Makes Us Wiser I: Understanding the World

How Civil Discussion Makes Us Wiser I: Understanding the World

Civil discussion—discussion that is truly respectful, constructive and open and fair to all views makes us wiser in multiple ways. ...