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Lucinda Holdforth, speechwriter and author, tells us what's wrong with 21st century virtues, like Authenticity, Vulnerability, Humility, Self-Care, Empathy, and Transparency, and how they've been captured by neoliberal thinking. Lucinda believes the quest for these attributes encourage people to put self before community and have replaced Courage, Truthfulness, and Integrity. To ensure a healthy democracy, do we need to reconsider what we think of as admirable traits in ourselves? Lucinda's book, 21st Century Virtues: How They Are Failing Our Democracy, is out via Monash University Publishing.