January 8, 2011
Arizona Shooting Raises Questions About Costs of Vitriol in Politics and Elsewhere
You can find some background on the shooting here. For whatever reason, the story made me search "civility party" on delicious. I came up with an article from 11 months ago entitled "The Civility Tour." Here is the quote that jumped out at me:
"Polarizing rhetoric can precipitate violence," Leach said. It "takes a commitment to listen, to watch, read and think" in ways that allow the imagination to put oneself in another's shoes. "If we can't respect our neighbors, how can we expect others to respect us, our values and our way of life?"