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The plague of Florence in 1348, as described in Boccaccio's "Decamero." The parallel between current times and the Dark Ages is eerie, writes Molineaux.

The competing existential crises of our time

Molineaux is co-publisher of The Fulcrum and President/CEO of the Bridge Alliance Education Fund.
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We learned plenty these four years. The lessons apply going forward.

Skinnell is an associate professor of rhetoric at San José State University, the editor of "Faking the News: What Can Rhetoric Teach Us about Donald J. Trump" (Societas) and a fellow with The OpEd Project, a nonprofit that promotes more diversity among thought leaders.
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Disagreement, conflict and argument are a feature of democracy, going all the way back to the Constitutional Convention, writes Skinnell.

A good democracy requires disagreement, conflict and argument

Skinnell is an associate professor of rhetoric at San José State University, the editor of "Faking the News: What Can Rhetoric Teach Us about Donald J. Trump" (Societas) , and a fellow with The OpEd Project. a nonprofit that promotes more diversity among thought leaders

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