Over its 231 years, the U.S. Constitution has been a resilient framework for our government and blueprint for discourse and dissent – surviving a Civil War and gaining strength through conflicting interpretations over time.
Today, the Constitution faces new challenges. Polarization is high. Truth is under assault, faith in leadership has declined, and tribalism is on the rise.
During this morning summit, The Atlantic and the National Constitution Center explored the health of the building blocks of our democracy. In a time of fake news and echo chambers, impassioned tweets rather than reasoned arguments, and declining trust in institutions, how can we protect democratic debate, the rule of law, and the constitutional ideals that have defined America since its founding?
This event was held in conjunction with The Atlantic Festival. Find more information on the Festival here.