This book concludes with a discussion of some important ethical, practical, and theoretical issues that arise from table talk and democracy. In terms of ethics, it tackles a variety of questions, such as who has the responsibility to learn, teach, and conduct the art of conversation; what rules should be set about who gets to talk, and how, at the table; who gets included and who gets excluded in our commensality; and how to handle conflict and difficult conversations. From a practical standpoint, it considers how we learn, teach, and practice the art of conversation. Finally, the book examines how it contributes to theories about democracy, resilience, and reducing prejudice.
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