Democracy Forum 9/20/19: Black, White, and Blue Lies: Lies that divide, lies that unite

Host: Ann Luther, League of Women Voters of Maine
Engineer: Amy Browne

We talk about the lies in politics and the politics of lying, Historical examples, and current practice.
How is the present moment in American politics different from others in our history? Or is it?
What are the consequences for democracy?

Dallas G. Denery II, Professor of History at Bowdoin College.
Nancy L. Rosenblum, the Harvard University Senator Joseph Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government emerita

To learn more about this topic:
How the Science of “Blue Lies” May Explain Trump’s Support,” guest blog at the Scientific American by Jeremy Adam Smith, March 2017.
Trump’s lies corrode democracy,” James Pfiffner for Brookings, April 2018.
A Behavioral Science Solution to Lies in Politics,” blogpost at Psychology Today by Gleb Tsipursky, June 2017.
Conspiracy Without the Theory,” by Russell Muirhead and Nancy L. Rosenblum in The Atlantic,
April, 2019.

The all-volunteer team at the League of Women Voters – Downeast who plan and coordinate this series includes: Starr Gilmartin, Maggie Harling, Ann Luther, Maryann Ogonowski, Pam Person, Leah Taylor, Linda Washburn

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