Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Monday, April 10, 2023

Disinformation Nation

It is no secret that misinformation is on the rise. Unfortunately, this involves not only what is happening today, but also the way that some are portraying our nation’s history.

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law will address the latter issue at 6 p.m. on April 20 with a free webinar entitled Disinformation Nation: How Partisan Politicians Distort History.

It will feature historians featured a new book, Myth America: Historians Take On the Biggest Legends and Lies About Our Past.  In a collection of 20 essays from top historians, this important text shows how some have used revisionist history to fan the flames of politicization and unravel the seams of democracy.” 

This live virtual conversation with include historians featured in the book

Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University;
Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies, Emory University;
Kathleen Belew, Associate Professor, Northwestern University;
Kevin Kruse, Professor of History, Princeton University;
Moderator: Julian Zelizer, Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs, Princeton University.

To reserve a spot, click here.

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