Is Asking For Common Courtesy An Extreme Response To Incivility?

We can’t seem to expect courtesy as a normal part of living, and so we resort to creating special areas in which people agree, by entering the roped-off space, to temporarily forgo barbarity. But it is a sad substitute for basic manners. It is an admission that we’ve abandoned any hope of encouraging thoughtful regard for others outside these narrow zones. And it doesn’t produce courtesy, just a stern vigilantism of inflexible rules.

Will Education Improve if Etiquette Doesn’t?

Recently, President Obama spoke about the plight of education in the United States and how spending more money will improve it. I agree that there are many schools which are underfunded and additional capital will improve the facilities and number of available resources for the children. However, it is my opinion, that schools will not […]