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You don’t have to be nice to political opponents. But you do need to talk to them.

In this Washington Post commentary on the 2016 election, Oxford professor Teresa Bejan draws on her historical research to describe how civility is not about silencing disagreement or simply being “nice.” Rather, she writes, it is a willingness to speak out without resorting to violence and to live and work together despite the animosities that divide us.

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   12 minutes

   By: Teresa Bejan, Washington Post

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