American Conversations: Is Common Ground Possible?
September 9, 2013
Congress is dysfunctional. Citizens are cynical. Sound bite junkies dominate the public square. Is there any hope that the American people and their representatives might find common ground on the tough issues facing our nation? Or do we settle for cable TV-style shouting matches over the issue de jour? Watch Gleaves Whitney, director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, give a lively presentation that examines the historic reality of common ground in America’s past, and seeks audience insight into the possibilities of rediscovering common cause in the future. This program was part of Grand Valley’s campus-wide recognition of Constitution Day.
Read Gleaves Whitney’s essay, “Is Common Ground Possible?”.