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Argumentation Nation: America's Love Of War With Words

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Americans like to argue, a lot. In politics, in media, and in society at large, arguing has (arguably) become the default means by which we handle disagreement. But is it the most effective way, and has our readiness to wage a war with words gotten out of hand?

This hour, we speak with experts in rhetoric and linguistics about the prevalence of argument in our everyday lives. We explore the utility of this form of dialogue, and ask whether there might not be a better way we can get our needs met.

This show is the eighth part of a new experiment: Radio for the Deaf. Watch a simulcast of signers from Source Interpreting interpreting our radio broadcast in American Sign Language via Facebook Live.

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show. 

Josh is a producer for WNPR's talk shows. He has produced for Where We Live and is currently producing for The Colin McEnroe Show.

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