Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Argument is more than disagreement. We claim a right to argue but seem to have lost much of the power to do so. Perhaps this has to do with a shift in our values: As with many other things, the value we place on speech has become quantitative in nature. It matters little what we say, only that we say much. Most importantly, perhaps, is that we can afford to speak last. One thing is certain: we will not want for lively debate.