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We learned plenty these four years. The lessons apply going forward.

Skinnell is an associate professor of rhetoric at San José State University, the editor of "Faking the News: What Can Rhetoric Teach Us about Donald J. Trump" (Societas) and a fellow with The OpEd Project, a nonprofit that promotes more diversity among thought leaders.
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Disagreement, conflict and argument are a feature of democracy, going all the way back to the Constitutional Convention, writes Skinnell.

A good democracy requires disagreement, conflict and argument

Skinnell is an associate professor of rhetoric at San José State University, the editor of "Faking the News: What Can Rhetoric Teach Us about Donald J. Trump" (Societas) , and a fellow with The OpEd Project. a nonprofit that promotes more diversity among thought leaders

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