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Sender: Evelyn Messinger
Subject: Re: A suggestion for your consideration
Date: Sun, Apr 27, 2014
Msg: 100945


I can only speak for myself, but I think you have a wonderful idea. It's important that there be political diversity in the group...other kinds of diversity would be good too!

Evelyn Messinger

On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 5:24 PM, Michael Briand wrote:

> All: > > > > Thus far the conversation on the list has been (it seems to me) largely > what we might call a "meta" discussion: a conversation about the nature of > and prospects for productive communication between persons having divergent > political perspectives and proclivities who nevertheless are interested in > engaging each other concerning the matters that divide them, with the hope > that doing so might lead to mutual understanding and even, perhaps, some > form and extent of agreement (or something to this effect). > > > > *Question*: Would it be useful, do you think, for us (or those of us who > are interested) jointly to "observe" and dissect an attempt by a small > number (2-4, probably) of selected "discussants" to achieve the sort of > communication we wish to encourage and support? I have in mind an > asynchronous "dialogue-in-print" rather than an actual, face-to-face > discussion--something we can examine carefully together, as if it were a > transcript. (This would allow us as well, if we chose, to intervene in the > discussion as a collective facilitator.) The discussion need not be a > "full-length" exploration, but might constitute only a portion of what > normally would be a much longer conversation. > > > > I invite everyone to offer their own variations on this very general > proposal. > > > > Thank you. > > > > Michael Briand > > Chico, CA > > ------------------------------ > > To unsubscribe from the TRANSPARTISAN list, click the following link: > >

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