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Civil Squared: One size does not fit all

I have two teenagers who both want to go back to school in a few weeks—in a building with their friends, not on Zoom. I also have a household member who has a medical condition that puts him at higher risk for complications from COVID-19.   I’m worried about the fall,...

Civil Squared: The habits of a free mind

These comments were recently posted to one of our Facebook ads. So, which are you: fanatic or wackadoo?  I’m going to go out on a limb here and bet that you are neither.  Engaging our ideological opponents    If we can no longer reason with those who are...

Civil Squared: This is the “new normal”

Crisis fatigue   No matter how well you’ve been dealing with everything that has happened in the last four months, you could probably still use some good news, right? Me too. But, in the past ten days or so, the news has been anything but good: continuing...

Civil Squared: Must the show go on?

Did you catch the Hamilton movie on Disney+ over the 4th of July weekend? Maybe you’ve seen the live musical? If you’re a fan, you were probably dismayed to hear reports that the hashtag #CancelHamilton was trending. Critics claim the show glorifies founders who...

Civil Squared: To Mask or Not To Mask

  “If you want to wear a mask and live in fear the rest of your life, it’s certainly your prerogative.…I would rather die from coronavirus than to live the rest of my life in fear and wearing a damn mask.” Aubrey Huff, retired Major League Baseball player on...

Civil Squared: Knocking Down the Past

Are you old enough to remember this picture? When I think about the Iraq War, it is the image I associate with it. Whatever happened before April 9, 2003 and whatever happened after that day, I can’t disentangle that image from my memory of the war. Maybe you’re...

Civil Squared: Unleashing innovation

When I think about economic growth, my first thought is not government stimulus checks. While government assistance may be vital in the middle of a crisis, it’s hard for me to imagine a recovery that is driven by politicians or policymakers. Instead, I think of...

Civil Squared: Police Reform

As protests move into a third week and spread across the globe, discussions about police reform are also increasing in variety and frequency. City council members in Minneapolis have pledged to “dismantle” the city’s police department; there are calls for defunding...

Civil Squared: Raising your hand

Our goal at the Center for the Study of Liberty is to give you the content and confidence to engage in civil conversations about issues that matter to you and your community. We believe those conversations are vital to the building and maintenance of a free society,...

Civil Squared: It’s not too late

We recently launched an advertising campaign on Facebook encouraging people to subscribe to this very newsletter, and our ad copy boldly claimed, “We’re reviving civil conversation in America.” Some of you may have responded to those ads. Several people commented on...

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