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The Phil Lind Initiative: John McWhorter

February 16, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


John Mcwhorter – Beyond Free Speech: Understanding the True Nature of What Divides Us

Feb 16, 2023, 6pm. Frederic Wood Theatre

The United States is polarized like never before. Accompanied by a high degree of negative partisanship and the unchecked spread of misinformation, political violence and uncivil discourse—the use of language which is insulting, contemptuous, and which knowingly misattributes the motives of others—is on the rise. Disillusioned, many Americans wish to restore civility. But how can a civil culture be reimagined in the current era?