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A decline in courtesy, backcountry version

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/Boise National Forest

We’ve gotten the sense over the last generation or so of a decline in common courtesy, a rise in rudeness – a growing lack of concern, even unawareness, about impinging on other people. We probably see this emerge in other places in some of the uglier sides of our politics.

Read the first letter to Idaho Statesman outdoors writer Pete Zimowsky in this Q&A column, and see if it doesn’t ring a bell.

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