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Bush Calls for More Civil Debate

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Bush Calls for More Civil Debate

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Bush Calls for More Civil Debate

Bush Calls for More Civil Debate

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In his State of the Union speech, President Bush called on the government to conduct tough debates in a "civil tone," and promised to do his part. Have Americans' manners grown worse over time?

Guests:

James Davison Hunter, professor of sociology at the University of Virginia; author of Culture Wars and Before the Shooting Begins: Searching for Democracy in America's Culture War

Judith Martin, AKA Miss Manners; syndicated etiquette columnist

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