Don't Be Rude, You Loser

Insulting people in online debate forums usually isn't a winning, or constructive, tactic.
Not a very effective way of making a point.

Blogger Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig recently wrote a long and thoughtful piece criticizing the notion that online discussions should be civil. She then wrote a long and thoughtful follow-up. This isn't the first salvo in the war over civility in debates, but it is probably the most cogent and insightful.

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