Peter Howe on the Republican National Convention

In the September issue of The Digital Journalist, Peter Howe has an interesting take on the recent Republican National Convention. Howe’s article, The Uncivil War, highlights some of the most disturbing and long reaching aspects of the political divide in America:

This column was late as usual, but the cause this time was somewhat more depressing than my neurotic inability to stick to a schedule. I was most of the way through what I had intended to write when I started watching the Republican National Convention. I was so disturbed by what I saw and heard that I deleted what I had written and decided to start again.

Howe points out that mere existence of opposition is sufficient to whip Republicans into a frenzy of sneering, mean-spirited attacks on all who would question them. Is this really how we want our country to be?