Doug Ewell writes:
It has already been explained here that this has NOTHING to do with
tolerance for different opinions. It has everything to do with the
obnoxious, abusive, disrespectful manner in which those opinions have
Do you think that is an improvement?
Does the intrinsic merit of a point of view depend on how it is
expressed? Are people here so much slaves of their emotions that they
cannot look past the way in which an opinion is expressed when
evaluating that opinion on its own merits?
There are no objective standards for obnoxious, abusive, or
disrespectful speech. I have found that characterizing someone's
speech or writing with any of these adjectives often equates to saying
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