Trust and Truth in a Polarized Era

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020

Trust and Truth in a Polarized Era
8:00 pm ET

Past program. Symposium recordings available here.

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Americans are experiencing a deep crisis of trust. We see our partisan opponents as dangerous, have lost faith in our politicians and increasingly struggle with figuring out what is true and what isn’t. The threats of rising populism, extremism, and polarization draw from the very foundations of our social lives, including our reliance on social media. Considering this, how are we to understand this crisis? And what are ways of responding morally – and Jewishly – to the seeming breakdown of truth and faith in this polarized moment? In this session, Hartman faculty Mijal Bitton will be in conversation with political scientist, journalist, and founder of Persuasion magazine, Yascha Mounk, one of the world’s leading experts on the crisis of liberal democracy and the rise of populism.

The Shalom Hartman Center proudly presents this program as a part of the “Judaism, Citizenship, and Democracy Symposium” in partnership with The National Museum of American Jewish History.

Programs in this series:

10/26 A Time to Build: Strengthening American Democracy

10/27 Trust and Truth in a Polarized Era

10/28 The American Jewish Philanthropic Complex