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Letter: Public discourse impossible with such divergent world views

Published: Tuesday, July 28 2015 4:22 a.m. MDT

How many times have you seen a liberal and a conservative talk at each other without actually understanding each other? (Shutterstock) How many times have you seen a liberal and a conservative talk at each other without actually understanding each other? (Shutterstock)

How many times have you seen a liberal and a conservative talk at each other without actually understanding each other?

Is it possible that the worldviews that drive liberalism and conservatism have diverged so much that people on each side cannot have a meaningful conversation about moral, ethical and policy issues where they actually understand each other and can find points of agreement?

The evidence in public discourse suggests that it is not possible anymore.

James Francisco

Mesa, Ariz.

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