Are We Really Coming Apart?

Two very different scholars of American society look at the United States and the growing gap in values and behaviors among communities and classes within them. What is happening and why? What do we do to restore our sense of common purpose? And most of all, what is at risk? Moderated by David Gergen.

Festival: 2012

More on this Session

Read transcript now

Watch and Listen: Society

The historic candidacy of Hillary Clinton meets a Supreme Court vacancy and a presumptive Republican nominee with... See more
Esther Perel’s TED talks about fidelity have been watched more than 13 million times, and her book Mating in Captivity... See more
Published studies have documented the many physical and mental health benefits of meditation, including decreased pain... See more
The idea that investing in girls is the single most effective investment available to spur economic development and end... See more
Given that women live five-plus years longer than men, what would happen if we acknowledge that the retirement savings... See more
The average American will spend a third of his or her life working. What is the secret to achieving happiness because... See more