On respecting other opinions

May 22, 2006

From FP Passport:

…for what it’s worth, my take is that those people who turn their backs on the speaker are demonstrating that they’ve failed to absorb one of the key lessons of a liberal education: That you should be open to perspectives different from your own. The act of turning your back is indicative of a closed mind and an arrogant belief that nothing anyone says could possibly make you rethink your position.

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