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My American Experience
Who is your favorite 20th-century American president? Was it FDR? Kennedy? Reagan? Or one of the other 14 men from Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909) to Bill Clinton (1993-2001) who helped usher the United States through the 1900s? Who do you think was the most influential? Who had the greatest impact on the country we live in today?
It seems like every week there's a new article about the negative effects of Internet culture on American society. We're cautioned that the Internet is making us more isolated, more divided, and less empathetic; or that Twitter and Facebook are eroding our already limited collective attention span and capacity for sustained, nuanced discussion. Some have even questioned whether the Internet may ultimately spell the end of "deep reading."
Our latest American Experience project, News & Then, takes a more optimistic view: that digital media can be a powerful tool for connection and engagement, and can deepen our understanding of the world we live in and the historic struggles that have shaped it.