The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It
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Thursday, April 19, 2018 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM
Liberal democracy stands at a critical point. Forces of technology, economics, and identity are pulling our political systems toward one of two highly undesirable extremes: illiberal democracies run by populist demagogues and undemocratic liberalisms governed by technocratic elites.
Is this the last chance to save democracy—both in the United States and globally?
Yascha Mounk is a lecturer on political theory at Harvard University’s Government Department, a post-doctoral fellow at the Transatlantic Academy of the German Marshall Fund, and non-resident fellow at New America’s Political Reform Program. He is also the author of The Age of Responsibility: Luck, Choice, and the Welfare State, a columnist at Slate, and the host of The Good Fight podcast.
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