how to disagree

Toronto, 2017.10.04

Lots of good material arising from the debates online about some cycle lanes (who'd have guessed!). This time, it's a link to an excellent talk presented by an American visiting a University in Australia, on what disagreement and discussion are meant to be and what's happened instead.

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rand()m quote

(In which I leave the final word to someone else.)

It has always seemed strange to me...The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.

-John Steinbeck, Cannery Row