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Looking at the Past to Understand the Present
In an age of access to a multitude of news sources, all offering a variety of perspectives on the same events, it may seem challenging to arrive at a clear understanding of what "truth" is. One historian says that to understand our politically polarized era, you have to look at how politicians have created differing narratives of past events.

Tue, May 23, 2017 -- 3:00am


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May 23, 2017
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