1 a idle or beguiling talk or conversation. b talk intended to deceive. c chatter. 2 a persuasive talk. b flattery.

American media percolates with a seemingly endless palaver between pundits on opposing sides of the Culture War. But even so, the drivel spewed is not equally sinister in intent. One side stands for freedom and fairness. A rational discourse of ideas. It believes in science and progress. In education. In community. The opposition? Its belief is in Jesus Christ. That all things good are Christian. And that everything else portends the destruction of the American way of life.

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“Palaver.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/palaver. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Palaver. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved February 29, 2024, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/palaver

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