The Question Before Us

Progress

Special | 58m 42s | Video has closed captioning.

Progress is one of the animating concepts of the modern era. From the Enlightenment onwards, the West has had the belief that through the evolution of institutions, innovations and ideas, the human condition is improving. This process is supposedly accelerating as new technologies, individual freedoms and the spread of global norms empowers societies around the world. But is progress inevitable?

Aired: 10/12/20

Rating: NR

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The Question Before Us is a local public television program presented by WNED PBS.

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