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Politics Monday: America Has Wrestled With Truth Since Its Founding

Simon Doggett

“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


For more details on Dr. Rosenfeld's event with the Charlotte Museum of History, click here.

A veteran of Charlotte radio news, Chris joined the "Charlotte Talks" staff in January 2016, but has been listening to WFAE since discovering the station as a high schooler.