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Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues

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Intellectual cringe and the quality of public debate

March 26th, 2015

Episode 129 of 498 episodes

Australians today are by far the best educated cohort in our history but according to Barry Jones the quality of our public debate, argument and political discourse hasn't also improved. Why?

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