Civility in America


Essays from America’s Thought Leaders

In every sector of American society, civility has declined—from vicious political rhetoric to attacks in the blogosphere and lack of personal decency. In 2011, The Dilenschneider Group, a strategic communications firm, sponsored a series of lectures on civility in conjunction with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Collected in this volume are the thoughts of some of the nation’s most insightful minds as they explore this crisis and offer their opinions as to how we can restore civility in society.


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HENRY KAUFMAN on Civility in the Financial Sector
CHARLES OSGOOD on Civility in the Media
JOHN BRADEMAS on Civility in Public Life
STEVE FORBES on Civility in Corporate America
PHILIP K. HOWARD on Civility in Society
MICKEY EDWARDS on Civility in Politics
* With an introduction by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC *
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