Comparison Between Dialogue and Debate

In this especially divided moment, it is valuable to think about the differences between dialogue and debate, how they are based on completely different value systems. It’s notable that, in his presidential run, Senator Ted Cruz made such a big deal about his success as a debater. It is hard to imagine him in dialogue with someone else. He needs to win, and feel superior.

Click below for a comparison between dialogue and debate that was put together by a Hartford organization that focuses on dialogue, Everyday Democracy.


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