Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Word About Civility

"During an address at Duke University September 20, 2010, Jim Leach, who chairs the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), warned that growing stridency poses a danger to democracy, which depends on people settling disagreements through open debate and willingness to compromise."

48 Minutes

(video courtesy Duke University)

Wikipedia: James Albert Smith "Jim" Leach (born October 15, 1942)-- "is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa. In August 2009, he became Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Previously, Leach served 30 years (1977–2007) as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Iowa's 2nd congressional district (numbered as the 1st District from 1977 to 2003). "

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