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How to have better online arguments

Drawing on a human rights perspective—and recognising our opponents' dignity—could be the key to changing our internet discourse

By Adam Wagner   March 2019

On 11th September 2001, I watched the Twin Towers fall while sitting on the deck of a beach house in Cuba. I was travelling with friends and we had just—as chance would have it—visited a little-known US military base called Guantánamo Bay. Watching the atrocity, I felt something unfamiliar surging through me—a kind of jingoism, mixed with anger and rage. This was amplified by the fact that one of the…

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