Details of his talk at Vanderbilt University, here.
(Many inspired by the Limbaugh-Fluke-Maher controversy):
One of the reasons I believe incivility, dishonesty and superficiality in political discourse is more consequential today than in past eras is that, with the greater complexity of today’s world and its challenges, our inability to engage with one another in constructive ways is more costly. In this article, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates also laments the state of our politics in the face of complex challenges.
A roundup of recent examples of civil, honest, genuine discourse on the issues of the day: