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 +"By the [[6th century BC |sixth century B.C.]], this development had led to the partial dissolution of the old ways of life, and even to a series of political [[revolution]]s and reactions. And it had led not only to attempts to retain and to arrest [[tribalism]] by force, as in [[Sparta]], but also to that great spiritual revolution, the invention of [[critical]] [[Conversation|discussion]], and in consequence of thought that was free from magical obsessions. At the same time we find the first symptoms of a new uneasiness. ''The strain of [[civilization]] was beginning to be felt''."--''[[The Open Society and Its Enemies]]'' (1945) by [[Karl Popper]]
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''[[A Complete Collection of Genteel and Ingenious Conversation]]'' --[[Jonathan Swift]] ''[[A Complete Collection of Genteel and Ingenious Conversation]]'' --[[Jonathan Swift]]
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-'''''A Complete Collection of genteel and ingenious Conversation, according to the most polite mode and method now used at Court, and in the best Companies of England,''''' commonly known as '''''A Complete Collection of Genteel and Ingenious Conversation,''''' or more simply as '''''Polite Conversation''''' is a book by [[Jonathan Swift]] offering an [[Irony|ironic]] and [[Satire|satirical]] commentary on the perceived banality of conversation among the upper classes in early-18th century Great Britain written in the form of a reference guide for those lacking in conversational skill. It was completed in 1731, but may have been conceived of as early as 1704. One of Swift's last works, it was written in between bouts of vertigo and was not presented for publication until 1738. 
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'''Conversation''' is a form of interactive, spontaneous [[communication]] between two or more people who are following rules of [[etiquette]]. It is polite give and take of subjects thought of by people talking with each other for company. '''Conversation''' is a form of interactive, spontaneous [[communication]] between two or more people who are following rules of [[etiquette]]. It is polite give and take of subjects thought of by people talking with each other for company.
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"By the sixth century B.C., this development had led to the partial dissolution of the old ways of life, and even to a series of political revolutions and reactions. And it had led not only to attempts to retain and to arrest tribalism by force, as in Sparta, but also to that great spiritual revolution, the invention of critical discussion, and in consequence of thought that was free from magical obsessions. At the same time we find the first symptoms of a new uneasiness. The strain of civilization was beginning to be felt."--The Open Society and Its Enemies (1945) by Karl Popper


A Complete Collection of Genteel and Ingenious Conversation --Jonathan Swift

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Conversation is a form of interactive, spontaneous communication between two or more people who are following rules of etiquette. It is polite give and take of subjects thought of by people talking with each other for company.

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