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What Is a Better Argument?

This is a short document produced by The Better Arguments Project, outlining a framework for more productive arguments. While not entirely in line with the approach of People Beyond Politics™ (for example, we make clear distinctions between debate, discussion, and dialogue—each requiring different skills and producing different outcomes—whereas this group does not), the document nevertheless highlights some useful concepts and thought-provoking ideas. (Thanks for forwarding this, Kevin!)

“The project stems from the foundational premise that America doesn’t just contain arguments, America is an argument—between Federalist and anti-Federalist worldviews, strong national government and local control, liberty and equality, individual rights and collective responsibility, color-blindness and color-consciousness, pluribus and unum.”

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