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The Abandonment of Truth? - Jonathan Haidt

Video from John Anderson

"In this historic clip, John talks to Jonathan Haidt, renowned public intellectual and Professor of Ethical Leadership at NYU. They discuss the hesitancy to criticize others and the decline of objective moral standards. You can find their full interview here:"

Former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia John Anderson talks to Jonathan Haidt, Professor of Ethical Leadership at NYU. Jonathan Haidt is the author of the NYT Best Seller, The Righteous Mind. He is an expert in the moral foundations of our political views and he works to help people understand why they and other people hold the views they do. His work seeks to bridge the polarization that bedevils our contemporary politics. He was named a “top 100 global thinker” in 2012 by Foreign Policy magazine, and one of the 65 “World Thinkers of 2013” by Prospect magazine. He is the author of more than 90 academic articles and three books: The Happiness Hypothesis, NYT bestseller The Righteous Mind, and The Coddling of the American Mind.

Conversations feature John Anderson, former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, interviewing the world's foremost thought leaders about today's pressing social, cultural and political issues. John believes proper, robust dialogue is necessary if we are to maintain our social strength and cohesion. As he puts it; "You cannot get good public policy out of a bad public debate." from video introduction.

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