…And Manners

Anyone who has ever invited guests of opposing political persuasions over to dinner will know how quickly it can all go wrong. Having imagined they’d exchange their interesting views about something vaguely neutral — European politics, say, or Russian literature — I’ve watched my normally civilized friends spend the evening shouting at one another about something utterly unrelated, such as whether the Pledge of Allegiance should contain the phrase “under God.” Continue reading “…And Manners”