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Shooting Highlights Rise of Violence in Politics

Wednesday’s shooting is merely the latest indication that violence appears to be creeping closer to the center of American politics.

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The Village Square works with The New York Times podcast “The Run-Up” on conversations between Trump and Clinton supporters

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Craftsmanship Quarterly: The Architecture of Trust

Throughout those battles, antidotes to our civic poisons have always run through the American bloodstream too. Americans have continually found ways to neutralize their discord and catalyze diversity, turning them into sources of strength.

diy village square | small groups, big conversations

Host or Attend a Jefferson Dinner

Early legislators came to work “in the spirit of avowed misunderstanding, without the smallest wish to agree.” Jefferson’s solution? He invited diverse lawmakers to dinner and was widely credited with saving democracy. Maybe we can too?

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