Airdate: April 2022

Given the dangerous rise of political extremism in America, it’s well past time we stopped wagging our fingers and do a bit of soul searching of our own about why our society is producing so many citizens unmoored from the connections that support moderation. Many experts point to the epidemic of loneliness or mass loneliness, what Hannah Arendt called “the seedbed of tyranny.” Others believe changes in relationships between men and women in the digital age contribute to our collective disconnection. We’ll speak especially about our young men on campus and off, who seem
especially susceptible to the kind of loneliness that can drive extremism. God Squad regulars Dr. Dan Leshem and Pastor Gary Shultz lead this conversation. Part of Florida Humanities and Village Square’s multi-year “Unum: Democracy Reignited” series online here.