Talking politics in 2021: Lessons on humility and truth-seeking from Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin learned over his lifetime how to be humble and open when he talked to and with people. Rozbike/Wikipedia , CC BY-SA The previous year in the United States was a turbulent one, filled with political strife, protests over racism and a devastating pandemic. Underlying all three has been a pervasive political polarization, made worse by a breakdown in civic – and civil – discourse, not only on Capitol Hill, but around the nation. In a new year, with a new president and a new Congress, there appears to be opportunity. Americans, starting with the president, are talking about turni…

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