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Jonathan Rauch: Unpacking “The Constitution of Knowledge”

August 9, 2021 by Doug Sprei

The acclaimed author, journalist, and activist Jonathan Rauch sat down with ACTA’s Doug Sprei to explore the social and political vectors that led him to write his remarkable new book, The Constitution of Knowledge. Rauch is a research fellow at the Brookings Institution and a contributing editor at The Atlantic; he’s also a champion of civil discourse, and a longtime friend of ACTA who sparked our flourishing College Debates partnership with Braver Angels and BridgeUSA. While charting the alarming rise of disinformation in the digital age and its corrosive effects on democratic culture, Rauch shares historical precedents, and offers positive practical measures that every concerned American can take.

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