About issues of civility
Maybe the truth of the matter is that we are not debating and negotiating any more. We are in the midst of a war, a civil war. Those on the other side are the other side’s enemy and not their fellow citizens. An ugly truth? But genuine truth? I have come to think so. How can one deal diplomatically with those who support policies that bring misery to other human beings? We have negotiated with such people for a very long time, allowed many to be sacrificed as we negotiated. What that negotiating has led to is Trump. End of discussion.