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A History of Civility

October 17 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Fort Hancock, Student Life Center (SLC)

It may come as a surprise that the world is more civil than it once was. Headlines would seem to indicate that society is becoming less tolerable all the time, but that is mainly the effect of the constant access to information in our time; had there been an internet in medieval Europe, the news feeds would have been filled with incredible abuse and suffering. That the world is a safer, more civil place than it once was, is statistically demonstrable; but the historical reasons behind the change are difficult to ascertain. Why has violence declined? Why is child abuse less tolerated than in earlier centuries? Why are people more understanding and accepting of cultural differences? These are the questions this lecture will address, and the answers may surprise you…

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Presented by Dr. David Bassano, Professor, History

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October 17
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Fort Hancock, Student Life Center (SLC)
765 Newman Springs Rd
Lincroft, NJ 07738 United States
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