Enough with the vitriol, time to start the civil conversation

In his new book, The Great Divide, William Gairdner says populations in the democratic world are becoming ‘irreconcilably divided.’ And that’s not good for democracy.

Author William Gairdner. ‘The spread of materialism and secularism has eroded our common ground. We have been depleting the moral surplus of that age, so to speak, so our last resort is ideological difference.’

By Kate Malloy

PUBLISHED : Friday, April 24, 2015 6:31 PM

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