In 'the long revolution' from 1961 Raymond Williams sets out the case that the process of communication is in fact the process of community, the sharing of common meaning and these common activities and purposes the offering reception and comparison of new meanings leading to the tensions and achievements of growth and change.
"I can disagree with your opinion, but I can’t disagree with your experience. And once I have a sense of your experience, you and I are in relationship, acknowledging the complexity in each other’s position, listening less guardedly. The difference in our opinions will probably remain intact, but it no longer defines what is possible between us."
—Krista Tippett, Becoming Wise