The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present
Thursday, December 12, 2013 08:00 AM to 09:15 AM Attend Event
Why do democracies keep lurching from success to failure? While good good at recovering from emergencies, democracies have been bad at avoiding them. How did politicians and thinkers from Woodrow Wilson, Nehru, and Adenauer to Francis Fukuyama and Obama deal with crises? Can we learn from their successes and mistakes?
David Runciman is professor of political thought at Cambridge University and a fellow at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He writes for the London Review of Books and is the author of The Politics of Good Intentions: History, Fear and Hypocrisy in the New World Order; and Political Hypocrisy: The Mask of Power, from Hobbes to Orwell and Beyond/
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Speaker: David Runciman
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
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