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Village SquareCast

Apr 21, 2022

A conversation about how to really fix extremism.

Given the dangerous rise of political extremism in America, it's well past time we stopped wagging our fingers and do a bit of soul searching of our own about why our society is producing so many citizens unmoored from the connections that support moderation.  Many experts point to the epidemic of loneliness or mass loneliness, what Hannah Arendt called "the seedbed of tyranny." Others believe changes in relationships between men and women in the digital age contributes. We'll consider our young men on campus and off, who seem especially susceptible to the kind of loneliness that can drive extremism.

We are delighted to gather with God Squad regulars Pastor Gary Shultz of First Baptist Church, Dr. Dan Leshem of FSU Hillel, Father Tim Holeda of St. Thomas More Co-Cathedral, and Pastor Joseph Davis, Jr. of Truth Gatherers Community Church.

Find this event online at The Village Square.

This podcast series is presented in partnership with Florida Humanities.

Village SquareCast is part of The Democracy Group. Check out one of our fellow network podcasts here: Let's Find Common Ground