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The UCHI has received a $5.75 Million Grant to Focus on Improving Public Discourse

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The UConn Humanities Institute has received a $5.75 million grant from the Templeton Foundation for its project on public discourse. The project will examine the role that traits such as humility and open-mindedness can play in meaningful public discourse, with the hope of promoting healthier and more constructive discussion about divisive issues in religion, science, and politics.

Read more at UConn Today.

Trump, Truth and the Power of Contradiction

lynch_trump“Consistency, Emerson said, is the hobgoblin of little minds. Perhaps no one in American public life channels this thought more than Donald J. Trump. He not only doesn’t fear contradiction, he embraces it. And he is downright scornful of those little minds that are bothered by his performances.” – Michael Lynch on Donald Trump, truth, and contradiction at The Stone.

Read the full article at the NYTimes.

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