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Episode from the podcastHow It Began: A History of the Modern World

The Enlightenment: From a Medieval to a Modern Mindset

Released Monday, 5th March 2018
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The Enlightenment was an intellectual movement centered in northern Europe during the late 1600s and 1700s that is largely responsible for establishing our modern convictions concerning the virtues of representative government, religious toleration, and human rights.  It inaugurated the very idea that humanity could learn how to make the world a better a place, but why is its legacy so misunderstood? 
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