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A Discussion on Civility

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A Discussion on Civility

A Discussion on Civility

A Discussion on Civility

Only Available in Archive Formats.

When it comes to uncivil behavior, everyone has their own horror story, whether it's agressive driving, loud neighbors, or just plain rudeness. Most people seem to agree that civility is on the decline in America, but is there ever a time when it's appropriate to be rude? Join Ray Suarez and guests to discuss the state of civility in America.

Guests:

Mark Caldwell, literary critic, professor of English, Fordham University. Author, A Short History of Rudeness: Manners, Morals and Misbehavior in Modern America

Camille Paglia professor of humanities, University of the Arts. Columnist for Salon magazine. Author, Sex, Art and American Culture and Vamps & Tramps