Have we lost respect for those who disagree with us? At a time when public debate has become so ill-tempered, a battle of ideas might have become an exchange of insults. Sam and Rob wonder if the art of persuasion is lost and teach you related vocabulary.

This week’s question
Which spiritual leader is famous for saying “Disagreement is something normal”? Is it… ?
a) Pope Francis
b) The Dalai Lama
c) Ravi Shankar
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

focussing too much on the small details or formal rules

a way of organising people according to their importance

a dislike or lack of respect for someone or something

𝐚 𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰
someone’s perspective on something

polite behaviour

staying the same and not developing

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