Politics Monday: America Has Wrestled With Truth Since Its Founding
“We hold these truths to be self-evident.” So says the Declaration of Independence, the signing of which we’ll commemorate in a few days.
But do we really hold all the same truths? Recent history would suggest not.
Historian Sophia Rosenfeld says that’s not a modern phenomenon. Instead, the debates over what’s true have been going on since the founding of the republic, and really go back further than that.
Rosenfeld, the author of "Democracy and Truth: A Short History," will be speaking virtually Thursday as part of the Charlotte Museum of History's Ron Hankins "History Talks" Lecture Series.
Sophie Rosenfeld, University of Pennsylvania, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History
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