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Open to Debate

Sun 11 Sep, 10am

Why is public debate increasingly polarised and what can be done to fix it? Hear from writer, lawyer and broadcaster Waleed Aly and the ABC’s Religion and Ethics editor Scott Stephens as they unpack their joint Quarterly Essay, On the ethics and politics of public debate. Speaking with 7am host Ruby Jones, they consider the role of social media and news outlets in entrenching division, how a toxic form of partisanship is being imported from the United States, and how we might look to the past to find a better way forward.

In partnership with Quarterly Essay

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