NZ Herald feature Alex’s column on rage and civility
Alex’s article was printed as guest editorial in the Bay of Plenty Times and the Rotorua Daily post on the week of August 19th.
Read the article:
Removing rage from our public debates
“Rage against the machine. Stick it to the man. If you’re not for us, you’re against us.
They’re familiar sayings, and sometimes comforting ones, especially when our nation is in the thick of debate about issues that really fire people up—euthanasia, cannabis and, most recently, abortion.
But while it’s right to feel passionate about these issues, it’s also possible to go too far. In fact, there are signs that we already have. So it’s time to make a — hopefully not too earnest — plea for civility.”