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Civility and American Democracy: A National Forum
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Tom recently moderated a discussion between a group of leading historians, scholars, political scientists and journalists about the meaning of civility and its role in our public discourse. Panelists included  Joe Klein of Time Magazine/CNN and syndicated columnists Kathleen Parker and Ellen Goodman. Both live and online audiences participated in the event.

You can a two-hour program here, featuring highlights from the forum “Civility and American Democracy: A National Forum.”

Here are some videos from the forum:

Session 1: Civility in American History
Featuring: Randall Kennedy, Jill Lepore & John Stauffer

Session 2: Civility and Morality
Featuring: Austin Sarat, David L. Smith & Alan Wolfe

Session 3: Civility and Culture
Featuring: Diana Eck, Mark Lilla & Ilan Stavans

Session 4: Civility and the Media
Featuring: Ellen Goodman, Joe Klein & Kathleen Parker

 

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