Is Civility Important?
February 17, 2011
Yale Law School Professor Stephen L. Carter, author of "Civility: Manners, Morals, and the Etiquette of Democracy," shares his thoughts on the issue of civility in politics in this lecture, sponsored by the Yale Law Democrats and Yale Law Republicans.
Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale, where he has taught since 1982. Among his courses are law and religion, the ethics of war, contracts, intellectual property, and professional responsibility. Much of his work focuses on the creationof conditions for rational dialogue, while preserving a rich diversity of points of view, whether at home or in international affairs.