Washington Lawyer - January 2018 - 29
By Anna Stolley Persky
t can seem unavoidable. Whether you are in
an elevator, on social media, at your child's
sports event, or in a room crowded with fellow
lawyers, you will find heated conversations,
perhaps even rude behavior.
Often, the incivility manifests itself in a
political discussion. Certainly, there's a plethora
of controversial topics in the news these days,
such as whether NFL players should be forced
to stand for the national anthem, or whether
immigrants from particular countries should be
banned from traveling to the United States.
As a society and as individuals, we could be
engaging in rational, calm discussion about the
merits and detriments of any side of any of these
or other political issues. But are we?