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Roll Call: “When we stop talking to each other, democracy dies in silence”

by Caitlin Peartree

The WG’s David Winston writes in today’s Roll Call about the intersection of social media, political discourse, and the necessity of respectful debate in a healthy democracy.

Political debate in the time of Washington and Jefferson and Adams could be harsh and personal in tone, but the anonymity of social media and its reach are rapidly changing the country’s political environment and not for the better. It’s turning democratic debate into a belligerent shouting match and that’s not good for politics or the country.

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