Virtuous Arguments:To say that the present state of general public discourse is abysmal appears self-evident.

Virtuous Arguments:To say that the present state of general public discourse is abysmal appears self-evident. The Rush Limbaugh debate as well as other samples of political incivility point out the necessity for the type of instruction available in numerous first-year writing courses, writes John Duffy. Of all terms that would be put on Rush Limbaugh’s current feedback about Georgetown University law pupil Sandra Fluke — “vile,” “misogynistic” and “repulsive” spring to mind — one word which has had room when…