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Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age: The Quest for a Post-Partisan Citizenship

Divisiveness today is a pervasive plague on discourse and governance. Social media proliferate clickbait, misinformation and filter bubbles. Algorithms polarize information intake. So what are possible prescriptions to correct this vicious cycle? How can our increasingly digital footprint translate into prosocial instead of antisocial behavior? How can an historically knowledgeable press restore faith in our civic life, democracy and humanity? Alexander Heffner will discuss these issues, bringing an open mind. Be sure to bring yours too.

MLF Organizer
George Hammond

MLF: Humanities

February 24, 2020

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Max Thelen Boardroom
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Alexander Heffner
Co-Author, A Documentary History of the United States; Host of “The Open Mind,” PBS

6:30 p.m. check-in
7 p.m. program
8 p.m. book signing