A Conversation with Jeff Flake, United States Senator from Arizona (2013-2019)
Civil discourse is indispensable to the democratic project, and without it, the very foundation of a democratic society can be threatened. Yet civil discourse in America has become a rare commodity, as both Republicans and Democrats increasingly engage in polarizing rhetoric, driving the country further and further apart and fosters a climate of democratic disillusionment.
In light of the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election, which many predict will be highly contentious, the need for bipartisan efforts and civil discourse seems to be more pressing than ever. What needs to be done in order to stimulate such efforts and how can we re-engage American citizens in practicing civil discourse to strengthen American democracy, and unify our country?
A long-time supporter of bipartisan efforts, former Senator Jeff Flake will offer his vision for the future of American democracy and share his ideas about how to reach across the political aisle.