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Argument Culture

Author Deborah Tannen discussed her book, “The Argument Culture: Moving from Debate to Dialogue,” and responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail. The book examined why humans view the world as primarily adversarial.

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Argument Culture

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 05, 1998 | 9:02am EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Apr 27, 1998 | 8:40am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Mar 05, 1998 | 9:02am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 26, 1998 | 10:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 27, 1998 | 1:27am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 27, 1998 | 8:40am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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