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The Argument Culture: Stopping America's War of Words Paperback – February 9, 1999
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Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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The change in title which in the hardcover was "The Argument Culture : Moving from Debate to Dialogue" to the paperback "The Argument Culture : Stopping America's War of Words" illustrates her claim that the media have taken a position that only battle and war are interesting and will inject the language of contention wherever possible whether or not it is true or relevant.
One reason that she may be light on suggesting solutions is that she does not have one. She is investigating an idea with its examples and relevance. With no need to battle for dominance or start a crusade, she does not need to wrap everything up in 30 second sound bites, even if the publisher thinks she should or readers demand short snappy answers.
The book examines social interractions that elicit societal discoarse and offers alternatives that can be used toward having a more healthful commune.
I have continuously observed that the solving of social issues is crippled by a polarity complex that pits individuals or groups of people (and alternate agendas) against each other.
My belief is that our struggles in personal, professional and cultural invironments are multidemensional and much more complex than we frequently assume or are coaxed to believe. There is a certain meanness that is sweeping across the nation and the world as a whole.
This book assists us in understanding how our daily interractions as well as observations and participation either contribute to a more peaceful union or promote segrigation, hatred and widespread dissention.
Good public policy involves courteousness. Thorough examination and openness helps us to advance real, lasting resolutions.
The Argument Culture will prove to be useful in building consensus and building better relationships amongst one another--which is untimately necessary (and now often times absent)for our cultural welfare.
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Received it in just a few short days from ordering it. Such a great read!!!!Published 11 months ago by Steve Mehal
After reading Deborah's book I am much more aware of the aggressive combative language in our culture and the media. I feel less like a victim of it all. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Lydia S. Brandes
Quality book in fine condition delivered in a timely way. Thanks.Published 13 months ago by thomas e.
This book completely changed the way I understand communication, discussion and argument. Absolutely amazing, a must read!Published 23 months ago by demongund
I think this book is timely for these days when we hear terribly inept and abusive arguments on every TV channel. Read morePublished on February 26, 2014 by Ruth Angela