Deborah Tannen The Argument Culture Analysis

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The article, “The Argument Culture,” by Deborah Tannen claims that debates often create problems in communication and that oftentimes a debate only represents two sides of an argument. Tannen states that the principles of debate have been distorted and have plunged society into what she calls “the argument culture” (Reid & DelliCarpini, 2017, p. 302). Tannen states that the argument culture has become the preferred method of interaction; that one must criticize and argue to get his or her point across. Sometimes debate is necessary and not always a negative approach. Often the only way to find truth is debate or questioning what one is told. The author is correct that debates have their place but cannot be the only way to approach a

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