The Boston Globe & The Boston Book Festival host Pete Buttigieg to discuss his new book, Trust: America’s Best Chance, with Globe editorial page editor Bina Venkataraman. Trust in our institutions and each other is the glue that holds societies together, Buttigieg argues. Buttigieg draws on history, political philosophy, and memoir to show how trust has been destroyed by a confluence of forces. To confront the grave challenges facing us — climate change, racial justice, and now, the pandemic, Buttigieg contends that we can and must create, repair, and deepen networks of trust. He hopes to inspire a movement to rebuild foundations of trust that have weakened over time and which our current polarized time has stressed to the point of breaking.
This Op-Talk was recorded on Oct. 9, 2020 and may contain out of date information.