Festival of Dangerous Ideas – Contempt is Corroding Democracy: The Minefield Live

Festival of Dangerous Ideas – Contempt is Corroding Democracy: The Minefield Live

Free speech and its limits are well trodden topics, but in the current climate this is just part of a bigger issue: the predominance of contempt in our politics. Contempt, like anger, has been given a kind of moral weight, so that it can feel right to be contemptuous, or that we have an obligation to be angry. If public conversation is infected by these bitter ingredients, we need to ask whether democratic politics can survive our culture of contempt? 

Sunday, 18 September 3:00 p.m. AEST

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If public conversation is infected by these bitter ingredients, we need to ask whether democratic politics can survive our culture of contempt? With Waleed Aly, Scott Stephens and Karen Jones.