Good Law | Bad Law #123 - What Is Truth? w/ Sophia Rosenfeld

Fake News, the calling card of a presidency?

 

Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by University of Pennsylvania History Professor Sophia Rosenfeld to talk about the tenuousness of the truth in democracy.

 

In Professor Rosenfeld’s new book, “Democracy and Truth,” she tells readers about the peculiar and fragile relationship between democracy and the truth. While it certainly feels like we live in a very unique time, and, in many senses, we do, Trump’s attacks on the media and his inability to remain truthful may not be that different after all. Just as she does in her book, Professor Rosenfeld walks us through the erosion of trust and truth, which has led to our current political climate and the rise of “Fake News”. Aaron and Professor Rosenfeld go on to discuss the potential solutions to the issues at hand.

 

This is an extremely timely conversation as President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, takes center stage to provide a deeper look into the President’s past, his campaign and the current administration.

 

To purchase Professor Rosenfeld’s book visit: https://www.amazon.com/Democracy-Truth-History-Sophia-Rosenfeld/dp/0812250842

 

Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Sophia Rosenfeld