The article for discussion group this week might be of interest to the AP Language students, as it explores the way that fact based persuasion has given way to emotional denials:
A democracy that permits outraged denial to turn truth into a subjective concept will not remain a democracy for long. It will become an Animal Farm run by those with the biggest microphone, sharpest bayonet and maddest Mad Men. Preventing that devolution requires a true independent media—one free from corporate control and therefore free to aggressively police the truth.
Check out the article here and think about attending Wednesday night at 7:30.