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'End of Discussion: The Stifling of Honest Debate and Open Discourse in America'

Wednesday, 18 April, 2018

Saint Louis University School of Medicine Benjamin Rush Institute leads are hosting authors Guy Benson and Mary Katharine Ham for a talk, “End of Discussion: The Stifling of Honest Debate and Open Discourse in America.” The talk will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, in Room 104, Learning Resources Center.

Benson and Ham will share their insight about how too often debate and discussion are shut down by hyperbole and over-the-top rhetoric, and honest, calm discussions are becoming rarer. They will take about the need to be open-minded and talk honestly and openly about all ideas as a means to come to the best decision possible.

Food will be provided.

The event is free but RSVPs are encouraged to assist with the food order.

Guy Benson is the political editor of and a Fox News contributor. He was named to Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30” law and policy list in 2015. The Huffington Post included him in its 2017 roster of the 25 top millennial broadcasters in American news and politics. That same year, he received the College Republican National Committee’s biannual Lee Atwater Outstanding Young Conservative award. Benson served as a Media Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, and a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics.

Mary Katharine Ham is an American journalist and conservative commentator. She is editor at large of Hot Air, a contributing editor to Townhall Magazine, senior writer at The Federalist, and a CNN contributor. At CPAC 2014, she was presented with the ACU Blogger of the Year award. She was previously a Fox News contributor.

Together they wrote, End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).