Public Discourse

How can you hate me if you don’t even know me?” Daryl Davis and the KKK

In the last post I flagged a prac­ti­cal exam­ple of reduc­ing inter-group com­mu­ni­ca­tion to inter-per­­son­al rela­tion­ships, and here it is. A few weeks ago I was down a Reddit rab­bit hole and came across this AMA from Daryl Davis. In it he dis­cuss­es his doc­u­men­tary ‘Accidental Courtesy’ that doc­u­ments his…

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I’ve been mean­ing to write about this since March, when the orig­i­nal Coopers ‘Keeping it Light’ ad aired, but haven’t got around to it until now. However, I think that the take home points from that ad are just as rel­e­vant now—and per­haps even more rel­e­vant with the postal sur­vey…

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Complex Thinking — a skill sorely needed

Came across this post today on apply­ing Complex Thinking to cur­rent events. These six tenets that Michèle espous­es are a great frame­work for engag­ing with the bevy of com­plex debates in our mod­ern soci­ety. Patience, Effort, Courage, Retrospection, Tension and Thoughtfulness are all required across our debates in the pub­lic…

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During this cur­rent ‘not-plebicite’ sea­son I have been asked sev­er­al times on var­i­ous social media plat­forms as to what my posi­tion on var­i­ous aspects of the debate are. But, apart from one more sleep deprived enquiry about jurispru­dence, I have decid­ed that I won’t be post­ing on the top­ic. More…

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A few days ago I post­ed on Facebook an excerpt from a book high­light­ing that peak pro­duc­tiv­i­ty usu­al­ly occurs in peri­ods of task isolation–where one may focus on a sin­gle task for longer stretch­es at a time. This excerpt con­cludes that To pro­duce at your peak lev­el you need to…

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