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Friends & Friction | Finding the lost art of persuasion

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Think of persuasion as the art of building bridges across turbulent waters of hate and rage. Picture: iStock
Think of persuasion as the art of building bridges across turbulent waters of hate and rage. Picture: iStock

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Bring back the gentle art of persuasion. The past four years have been characterised by vulgarity and shouting that was led by triumphalist US President Donald Trump.

His surrogates around the globe imbibed the bile and spewed it back on anyone who disagreed with them.

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