These are powerful, polemical words with which it is very hard, in our present circumstances, to disagree.
The results are mixed: too often the books, even those by major writers like Margaret Atwood, are polemical or affected.
This would be the opposite of blind partisanship and polemical vitriol, but would still be a conflict, even a bitter one.
1630s, "controversial argument or discussion," from French polémique (16c./17c.), noun use of adjective meaning "disputatious, controversial" (see polemic (adj.)).
1640s, from French polémique (from Middle French polemique) "disputatious, controversial," or directly from Greek polemikos "of war, warlike, belligerent; skilled in war, fit for service; like an enemy, stirring up hostility," from polemos "war," of unknown origin. Related: Polemical (1630s).