How To Talk Politics at Thanksgiving Without Causing a Family Feud: The key is humility and a genuine willingness to learn

Source: ProSocial Libertarians
by Andrew Jason Cohen

“Many people resort to telling their children, siblings, and spouses not to discuss certain topics at the family gathering for fear of setting off those relatives — or just giving them an excuse to rant about whatever their cockamamie view is that day. Total avoidance is the only way they can see to keep the peace and prevent the polarization that exists across the country from leading to acrimony at their own feast. The suggestion that we should not discuss the controversial topic du jour is now often defended with claims about how it is uncivil or disrespectful to disagree with anyone or to bring up controversial issues that are sure to encourage disagreement. Despite the popularity of this view, it is a mistake.” (11/18/22)

https://prosociallibertarians.com/2022/11/18/how-to-talk-politics-at-thanksgiving-without-causing-a-family-feud-the-key-is-humility-and-a-genuine-willingness-to-learn/