Thursday, February 16, 2017

A thoughtful essay on alternative opinions...

Aaron Hanlon, a professor at Colby College, wrote about being a conservative student on a liberal campus and how his advice for his students was to hone their powers of persuasion, rather than victimizing themselves as a minority conservative.

I really enjoy those challenging dinner party conversations that are polite but involve people with very different viewpoints logically developing their position. I learn a lot from these and often become less polemic in my own views.

Check out his essay at the NY Times and see if his advice works around your table (it certainly does around our table).

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