Deep thought

“It is only when we are in the habit of recognizing our opinions as a partial experience seen through our stereotypes that we become truly tolerant of an opponent.  Without that habit, we believe in the absolutism of our own vision, and consequently in the treacherous character of all opposition.  For while men are willing to admit that there are two sides to a ‘question,’ they do not believe there are two sides to what they regard as a ‘fact.'”

Walter Lippmann, Public Opinion

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