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Village SquareCast hosts Jonathan Rauch in “A Defense of Truth”

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“Online trolls and political disinformation. Cancel culture and Twitter pile-ons. We’re living in a time when truth itself is under perpetual assault. But according to Village SquareCast’s special guest, Brookings Institution’s Jonathan Rauch, we must understand “”The Constitution of Knowledge””—the fundamental conceptual revolution at the very core of this American experiment and the enlightenment that supports mankind’s search for truth—if we are to have any hope of defending it against this onslaught. The good news is that if we embrace this extraordinary system by which we flawed humans “”kill ideas and not each other”” Rauch says we’re “”ten feet tall”” and will win against the trolls, bots, tweets, cancellations and other assaults on liberal democracy.

Facilitated by Aaron Sharockman, the Executive Director of PolitiFact, this frame-shifting conversation is at the very tip of the spear of our current societal woes—and one you won’t want to miss.

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