How To Ask Better Questions in Political Discussions (With Examples)

It’s one of — if not the — most important practice that can improve your conversations

Thomas Brown
Nov 24, 2020 · 6 min read

Ask questions to give people the opportunity to explore alternative modes of thinking.

Ask them often

Don’t only question to challenge ideas

Ask questions to give people the opportunity to explore alternative modes of thinking.

Ask for permission to paraphrase

When stuck on ‘facts’, ask about values

Don’t plan your question too far in advance

A perfect example of excellent questions:

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Student of politics and history. Enjoying the circus before the tent burns down. Founder of Practicing Politics — https://medium.com/practicing-politics

Practicing Politics

Practicing Politics is a publication that examines the ways in which we engage with and experience social and political issues. Our political culture is not only shaped by ‘what’ ideas are present, but by ‘how’ they are being understood, debated, and put into practice.

Thomas Brown

Written by

Student of politics and history. Enjoying the circus before the tent burns down. Founder of Practicing Politics — https://medium.com/practicing-politics

Practicing Politics

Practicing Politics is a publication that examines the ways in which we engage with and experience social and political issues. Our political culture is not only shaped by ‘what’ ideas are present, but by ‘how’ they are being understood, debated, and put into practice.

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