Trust in politics

Raimond Gaita on conversation in politics

Posted on 17 September 2014
Does conversation actually exist in democratic politics? Professor Raimond Gaita says that true conversation requires trust that you are not being manipulated by spin. Being persuaded is not a problem as such, argues Gaita, as long as that persuasion is achieved in the 'right way'. Socrates wrote about spin doctors, which in his time were called 'orators'.
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