Monday, November 23, 2009

Naughty or Nice

Just in time to get the American people off the naughty list for Christmas, Jim Leach '64, chairman of the National Endowment of the Humanities and University lecturer, is going on a civility tour. He will spend the next year and a half traveling to 50 cities and "make clear that coarseness in public manners can jeopardize social cohesion."

As of yet, there are few details about the tour, but next time you're having an involved political discussion that starts to get a little rowdy, beware. Professor Leach is watching, and he wants you to establish "an ethos of thoughtfulness and decency of expression in the public square."