Today's inspiring quote comes from a recent column by Bret Stephens, and it highlights the fact that our political discourse problems aren't exactly new. And also not dull.
The University of Chicago showed us something else: that every great idea is really just a spectacular disagreement with some other great idea. Socrates quarrels with Homer. Aristotle quarrels with Plato. Locke quarrels with Hobbes and Rousseau quarrels with them both. Nietzsche quarrels with everyone. Wittgenstein quarrels with himself.
I guess the secret is to find a way to quarrel without bickering, to disagree and argue without hate or intolerance.