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In the Loop: November 7, 2006 Archive

Diplomacy from the ground up

Posted at 11:42 AM on November 7, 2006 by Sanden Totten

There has been some great action on Gather in response to our call for essays on diplomacy. Most of the authors see a definite connection between larger diplomatic issues and our basic everyday interactions.
Photo courtesy of University of Leicester

flags.jpgCheck out this essay by George Corneliussen: The New School of Diplomacy. He makes the case that the politicians aren't to blame for a lack of diplomacy in political affairs - we are! After all, they are supposed to represent us.

Hannah Dreyma wrote about how the current international climate is effecting her and her husband personally in an essay titled The Wrongful Death of Difference. She writes that as security is clamping down internationally, her husband is dealing with some very un-diplomatic stereo-typing.

Kevin Weeks argues that sometimes the best diplomacy comes from keeping your mouth shut. His essay, Knowing What Not to Say shows us how well chosen comments might help you persuade everyone from North Korea to your grandma.

Go on and browse the essays here.

Sanden Totten
Loop Assistant Producer

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