The success of a society depends – at least in part – on the civility of its members. Mutual respect, openness to different viewpoints…civil conversation is what we try to promote here on our show…….
Listen to the program http://wnpr.org/post/how-important-civility-protest
- Michael Lynch is a professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut and the author of “In Praise of Reason: Why Rationality Matters for Democracy”
- Lewis Gordon is a professor of Philosophy, Africana Studies, and Judaic Studies at the University of Connecticut, Europhilosophy Visiting Chair, Toulouse University, France, and the Mandela Professor, Rhodes University, South Africa.
- Hua Hsu is an associate professor of English at Vassar College and a Ford academic fellow for the New America Foundation. He recently wrote an article on civility for The New Yorker
- Todd Gitlin is Professor of Journalism and Sociology and Chair of the Ph.D Program in Communications Columbia University. He’s the author of several books including, “The Sixties: Years of Hope, Years of Rage” and “Occupy Nation: The Roots, The Spirit, The Promise of Occupy Wall Street.”