Richard Barbieri, the general editor of ACResolutions, the quarterly magazine of the Association for Conflict Resolution, was struck by my series of posts after the November election about building common ground between “bubbles” in our society.
In the analyses of this week's budget deal, whether from the politicians of both parties or from the pundits, mostly we are hearing about which side scored the most points.
In my sometimes over-simplified way of looking at negotiated agreements, I have argued that the most useful way to evaluate a potential deal is to compare it to alternatives that are actually available.
Those people [who share your political perspective] are vile and despicable and should be ashamed of themselves!
After this political year, we ask: why will the publis only accept facts which support their current beliefs?
In the wake of our extremely polarizing election this year, is moderation a virtue today?
Two theories about conflict, and particularly about means of diminishing conflict, hold promise in understanding the election, though not necessarily in ameliorating the conflicts revealed there.
The current linguistic environment is instructive, scary, and actually great fun.
President Obama gave his farewell address, which dealt, in part, with building common ground between people divided across so many boundaries.
Troubled by the corrosive conflict stirred up by the election, I have written a series of posts about how we might move forward constructively, particularly on the personal (as distinct from the political) level.
People should first try to understand others, especially those with whom we disagree – perhaps disagreeing quite strongly.
The Presidential election and the week following has brought the deep divides in this nation to a head, and brought to light numerous issues in our country.
This article analyzes Republican and Democratic 'bubbles" and how we can build bridges between them.
There seems to be no way around it: In the aftermath of a contentious US presidential election, conversations between voters all along the political spectrum either devolve into shouting matches and insults, or irreconcilable platitudes.
Transformative theory acknowledges people’s propensity to fall into a vicious cycle of feeling threatened, losing compassion for each other, and then behaving in ways that perpetuate or worsen those experiences.
Peter Adler, Robert Benjamin
Do the Dems still have enough juice to bargain? Is there a strategy or plan? And, regardless of our individual political proclivities, do we as professionals have anything to suggest to current and future Underdogs when it comes to bargaining with Big Dogs?
Pradeep Deshpande, Tony Belak
Is intervention possible that will permit the US society to continue to rise or to keep the decline at bay longer?
Wow, what a divisive election! Some reasonably fear that this is the end of civility in American society. One reasonably wonders whether things have ever been worse. So, what do we do on November 9?
How can they possibly support ____ for president?!