Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Amateur Sport of Politics: The Newest Common Knowledge Column in Northside SF

My latest column in Northside San Francisco is out.
The Amateur Sport of Politics
Weeks before our two recent open-carry debates, we were seeing activists (mostly pro-gun, but not exclusively) bringing attention to the event and the topic online, calling for fellow believers to make themselves heard and to attend the program. When that happens, we’re never quite sure how it will turn out. Will the auditorium be packed with people more interested in hearing themselves shout than in hearing people from all sides of a topic? Will people understand what we’re trying to do by presenting viewpoints with which they disagree?

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