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Civility and Its Discontents

May 1, 2019
7:00 pm


Rutland Free Library
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Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

While many pundits lament the death of civility in American politics, others argue that a commitment to civility minimizes our differences in the name of public nicety. Middlebury religion professor James Davis explains why civility is essential for a well-ordered democracy.

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The First Wednesdays talks presented in partnership with Middlebury College and the Mellon Foundation are part of Listening & Speaking in Public Spheres, an initiative that calls upon students, faculty and the broader Middlebury, Vermont community to strengthen capacities for productive discourse in the public sphere by developing new tools for engagement.

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Randal Smathers
Phone:
(802) 773-1860

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Rutland Free Library
10 Court St
Rutland, VT 05701 United States
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Website:
www.rutlandfree.org