• The Civility Wars
    by Hua Hsu
    There is no tidy history of the civility movement, only moments that illustrate the word’s meandering evolution. For those on the right, civility is political correctness by a different name, while those on the left tend to see it as a way of silencing dissent.
  • Civility, We Hardly Knew Ye
    by Larry Platt
    A dangerous epidemic — the widespread slaughter of civility — is taking place in Philadelphia and across the United States.
  • Definition of Civility
    by The Common Good
    Passionately held views in a democracy can be expected, even encouraged. But hyperbolic and overcharged fear-mongering and outright propaganda based on misinformation should be called out.
  • How to Reduce Rudeness in the Workplace
    by Jill Suttie
    Incivility in the workplace does more damage than good to work relationships and efficiency, and it can be fought by sharing resources, recognition, gratitude, feedback, and purpose.
  • Is Civility a Lost Art?
    by Randy Chapman
    Not long ago, when Americans did not agree, we sought and relied upon respectful give-and-take discourse. What can be done about the way civility is unraveling?
  • It's Time for Civility
    by Augusta Chronicle Editorial Staff
    In this day and age of interconnectivity, it’s easy to get “wired” in a bad way. We need to take a few breaths, calm down, stop demonizing each other, and consciously practice civility on a daily basis.
  • 102 Random Acts of Kindness
    by Brad Aronson
    Find opportunities to give compliments. Send cards to hospitalized kids. Give someone the benefit of the doubt. Here are dozens of ways to instill civility near and far.
  • Teaching Civility
    by Dustin Swanger
    There's great value in taking time to talk about civility with our students, our children, our colleagues, and our citizens, following the model of Fulton-Montgomery Community College.
  • To Tip or Not to Tip
    by Ross Andersen
    Tipping is confusing, paradoxical, and differs by place. But, at its best, it humanizes rather than commodifies the experience of eating.
  • Words Matter
    by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
    Combative political discussion has filtered down to ordinary citizens who shout at each other and show no interest in listening to the ideas or opinions of others. Here are ways to renounce hurtful speech and instead lift the spirits of others.