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CAN CIVILITY AND ACADEMIC FREEDOM COEXIST?

September 25, 2013

by Ashley Thorne

George Washington's "Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour In Company and Conversation" begin, "Every Action done in Company, ought to be with Some Sign of Respect, to those that are Present." The next 109 Rules spell out what respect meant to Washington. For him these were more than standards of politeness; they were habits of selflessness and deference to others...

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