The unwelcome topic at this year’s Thanksgiving table

Posted on AllSides November 21st, 2023
From The Left
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My wife and I were recently invited to Thanksgiving dinner at the home of a friend. At the bottom of the invitation, printed in bold letters, were the words, “No Politics Discussed.”

I read those words with a deep feeling of relief. “No Politics Discussed” would — as the hosts no doubt intended — foreclose any heated, unresolvable arguments about the war raging in Israel and Gaza, a topic already dividing families and severing friendships.

I found myself wishing that the “No Politics” rule applied more often in our daily...

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