Deborah Tannen Quote

Words can be like weapons of destruction: It takes so much effort, and the cooperation of so many people, to build something — and so little effort of so few to tear it down.


The Argument Culture: Stopping America's War of Words (1998)

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Words can be like weapons of destruction: It takes so much effort, and the cooperation of so many people, to build something — and so little effort ...

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Words can be like weapons of destruction: It takes so much effort, and the cooperation of so many people, to build something — and so little effort ...

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Words can be like weapons of destruction: It takes so much effort, and the cooperation of so many people, to build something — and so little effort ...

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Words can be like weapons of destruction: It takes so much effort, and the cooperation of so many people, to build something — and so little effort ...