Distraction and Democracy (Rebroadcast)

Distraction and Democracy (Rebroadcast)

How our increasingly mobile, multi-tasking and virtual world may be eroding our willingness and ability to grapple with complex issues, and what this trend could mean for the strength of our democracy.

How our increasingly mobile, multi-tasking and virtual world may be eroding our willingness and ability to grapple with complex issues, and what this trend could mean for the strength of our democracy.

Guests

Maggie Jackson

journalist, author of a new book titled, "Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age" (Prometheus Books) and author of the "Balancing Acts" column in the Boston Globe.

Rick Shenkman

history professor, editor and founder of George Mason University's History News Network, investigative reporter and author of "Just How Stupid Are We? Facing the Truth About the American Voter" (Basic Books)

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