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Social Trends Institute Reports: April 2017

Freedom of expression, family stability and journalistic integrity are in the spotlight this month.  Two American public intellectuals from different sides of the political spectrum come together to decry intolerance of different thought; experts analyze the instability of cohabitation; and a text by Wolfgang Donsbach spurs consideration of truth in media.

MAR 31

Sign the Statement: Truth Seeking, Democracy, and Freedom of Thought and Expression - A Statement by Robert P. George and Cornel West

With freedom of expression under attack at academic institutions and elsewhere, two prominent American public intellectuals, Cornel West and Robert George, have issued the statement we reproduce below (...)

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MAR 23

Cohabitation: “Until Life Do Us Part”

Data do not support the claim that “marriage is just a piece of paper.” The paperless alternative – cohabitation - is measurably less stable, both for the adults who choose it and for their children, who don’t have the luxury of choice.

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MAR 10

Can Real News Be Rescued?

With insidious fake news popping up all over, the late Wolfgang Donsbach’s reflections on the interaction of society and media bear reflection. Below is an excerpt from his chapter in What Society Needs from Media in the Age of Digital Media.

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