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Public discourse; Weaponization of dialogue; Dialogue form; Online discussion
Carl von Clausewitz, the great theorist of war, said: “War is not merely an act of policy but a true political instrument, a continuation of political intercourse, carried on with other means.” What he meant was that even in the time of war, there are other kinds of dialogue happening, and war is not an act that happens because of the failure of dialogue, but is just another component in it.
Dialogue; Freedom of speech; Freedom of the press; Communication
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Janz, Bruce (2017). In these troubled times of public discourse, is there still a place for dialogue?. UCF Today, 2017-03-01. Retrieved from https://today.ucf.edu/troubled-times-public-discourse-still-place-dialogue/