Partisan views on everything have ruined the ability to have a serious conversation

I am so over having a conversation.

Whether the issue is serious or trivial, complex or simple, long or short-term, the option of choice is to ‘have a conversation’.

  • Ann Villiers
  • The Canberra Times

But so much of the time, the talk is glib, uncivil, belligerent, misleading, dominated by privileged voices who decide what is said, how and by whom.

The call to conversation has been going on for some time.

There was a time when dialogue was the preferred method of talk.

This recollection prompted me to dig out my copy of David Bohm’s book On Dialogue.

Bohm was a…

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