Beyond the Headlines: The Importance of the Humanities and Civility in Democracy

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Beyond the Headlines: The Importance of the Humanities and Civility in Democracy

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Michael Hagerty

Why are the humanities important to a thriving democracy? And where has the civility gone in our political discourse? Guests Martha Nussbaum and Jim Leach share their thoughts.

Why are the humanities important to a thriving democracy? And where has the civility gone in our political discourse?

We hear from Martha Nussbaum philosopher and author of "Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities," and Jim Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.