Notes for a Workshop on Polarization: by Arnold Kling. “Differences in beliefs are associated with friction, antipathy, and tribalism. People come to see the solution as defeating those on the other side rather than engaging with them. If our discourse is dominated by tribal antagonism, then the benefits of differences get swamped by the costs. Polarized discourse turns differences into a bad thing. Constructive discourse turns differences into a good thing.”
Shane Parish: “Good thinkers understand a simple truth: you can’t make good decisions without good thinking and good thinking requires time.Good thinking is expensive but poor thinking costs a fortune.”
Watched: Oslo (on Netflix), about the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations in the 1990s.