My sister Elizabeth tagged me in this book thing.
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.
Closest book is Civility by Stephen L. Carter
"We do it when we dismiss those who disagree with us as extremists, or radicals, or nuts, because all of these are words that tend to silence by drawing a circle around a sensible middle (where we right-thinkers dwell) and a lunatic fringe (where our enemies babble and scheme). And so we are able to say that those on the other side of the argument do not actually deserve to be treated with civility, because they are themselves profoundly uncivil in their desire to subvert … well, to subvert what makes America great.
In the abortion battle, for example, the tiny minorities who hold absolutist positions on either side of the issue routinely portray their opponents as the fanatics."
Wasn’t that fun!