Poll: The Mindsets and Rules for Political Dialogue

In the early stages of the Something to Consider Lab is a book on the keys to having productive, enjoyable political conversations. We want to make it a definitive guide or ruleset that we can all agree to before starting a political conversation to make sure we’re getting the most out of it. Reader Christian even suggested that we can make it a community pledge, which we're working on now.

We’re hoping it helps prevent the ever-dreaded emotional flame war that leads to personal attacks and breakdown of dialogue.

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Thanks, XKCD!

So we want to get input from the community before we button up our ideas and get to work on the guide.

Let us know what you think should be:

  1. The mindsets we should have when entering political discussions
  2. The rules we should agree to ahead of time to get the most out of them together

Looking forward to everyone's thoughts!

3 Comments

Erik Fogg

US political and cultural dialogue is broken, and we intend to change that. We're starting by giving you Something to Consider.