Civility vs. Authenticity in Political Discourse

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Supporters hold signs and a copy of the Bible during a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Manchester, N.H.

While we bemoan the incivility of today's political discourse, Keith Bybee, professor at the Syracuse University College of Law and author of How Civility Works (Stanford Briefs, 2016), explores what civility is, what it requires of us, and how the past 18 months of campaigning have pitted civility against authenticity.